Sunday, February 5, 2023

Russian pilot release video of dangerously intercept of US F-15 fighter

An Instagram account claiming to be of a retired Russian pilot of a fighter aircraft released footage purportedly of a Su-27 jet flew dangerously close to a U.S. F-15 over the Baltic Sea.

A Russian Su-27 fighter jet dangerously intercepted and forces away a F-15 fighter aircraft over the Baltic Sea.

According to Babak Taghvaee, a military analyst based in Malta, a Russian Air Force pilot has released video showing how a Russian Air Force Su-27P fighter jet (from 72nd Guards AvB) dangerously banked in front of a United States Air Force F-15C of 493rd Fighter Squadron while it was patrolling over Baltic Sea as a part of NATO Baltic Air-policing mission.


In recent years, the number of dangerous incidents between the aircraft of the Russian Air Force and their American counterparts over Batik and the Black Sea has risen dramatically.

On 28 January, Russia’s Defense Ministry released new footage shows a Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jet intercepted a US P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance aircraft over the Baltic Sea.

The airspace control equipment registered a target over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea approaching the Russian state border, the ministry said.

“A quick reaction alert Su-27 fighter jet from the Air Defense Force was scrambled to intercept the target in the air. The Russian fighter’s crew approached the air object at a safe distance and identified it as a P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance plane of the US Air Force,” the ministry noted.

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