Russia intercepts US spy aircraft over Black Sea

https://www.rt.com/news/388061-su30-poseidon-black-sea/

A fighter jet was scrambled to intercept a US reconnaissance plane over neutral waters of the Black Sea on May 9, the Russian Defense Ministry revealed on Friday.

“After approaching a plane at a safe distance the Russian pilot visually identified the flying object as a US surveillance plane P-8A Poseidon,” the Russian military said.

The Russian pilot “greeted” the US pilots with a special maneuver, after which the US plane changed its course away from the Russian border.

The incident occurred on May 9 at around 9am GMT, when Russian radars detected an aerial target over neutral waters of the Black Sea approaching the Russian border.

A Su-30 fighter jet was scrambled to intercept it, the ministry of defense said, adding that the jet safely returned to the base afterwards.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov rejected any claims that the interception might be considered an "unjustified risk."

Previously, NBC reported that a Russian Su-27 jet approached a US plane over Black Sea neutral waters as close as seven meters.

The channel cited Captain Pamela Kunze, a spokeswoman for US Naval Forces Europe, who said that the aircraft was on a routine operation in international airspace. She also stated that US Navy aircraft and ships often interact with Russian ships and planes in and over international waters, and that “most interactions are safe and professional,” according to NBC.

It comes about a week after Russian jets and bombers were intercepted while conducting routine flights near Alaska. The Russian Defense Ministry stated that these flights in no way violate any nation’s borders or international rules, and similar missions are conducted over the Atlantic and the Arctic Oceans, as well as the Black Sea.

The jets were, however, intercepted by US military aircraft. US officials treated the incident as routine as well, describing it as “unproblematic” and saying that around 60 incidents have occurred since 2007.

Indeed, these incidents are not rare. In April, two Russian Tu-95 planes were intercepted by US F-22s, about 100 miles from Alaska’s Kodiak Island, and the Pentagon said the Russian bombers were escorted for the full 12 minutes by US jets as they were in international airspace, with spokesman Navy Commander Gary Ross noting their “safe and professional” conduct.

In February, two Russian Tu-160 strategic bombers were monitored by Royal Air Force jets northeast of Britain.
Moscow has repeatedly expressed surprise at such zealous attention given by NATO members to routine operations.

Have read and heard recently that there have been more anrd more "u professional" encounters with russian fighters and US military.

EFM - Have read and heard recently that there have been more anrd more "u professional" encounters with russian fighters and US military.
Ya they are pushing it to test how far they can go with bullshit . Trumps no Ronnie "Ray Gun " that's for sure .

fastnotch331 -
EFM - Have read and heard recently that there have been more anrd more "u professional" encounters with russian fighters and US military.
Ya they are pushing it to test how far they can go with bullshit . Trumps no Ronnie "Ray Gun " that's for sure .
Are you sure Russia is the one pushing it?

Take out a map and take a look where the Black Sea is and where US and Russia are.

fanat - 
fastnotch331 -
EFM - Have read and heard recently that there have been more anrd more "u professional" encounters with russian fighters and US military.
Ya they are pushing it to test how far they can go with bullshit . Trumps no Ronnie "Ray Gun " that's for sure .
Are you sure Russia is the one pushing it?

Take out a map and take a look where the Black Sea is and where US and Russia are.

^ This

What would the USA do if the Russians were flying spy planes in the Gulf of Mexico? You don't think they would send a fighter or two buzz by them and warn them off?

Steve4192 - 
fanat - 
fastnotch331 -
EFM - Have read and heard recently that there have been more anrd more "u professional" encounters with russian fighters and US military.
        <span class="User-239446" id="userPost60014100"><span class="User-156912" id="userPost60014075">Ya they are pushing it to test how far they can go with bullshit . Trumps no Ronnie &quot;Ray Gun &quot; that's for sure .</span></span></blockquote>
    <span class="User-239446" id="userPost60014100"><span class="User-156912" id="userPost60014075">Are you sure Russia is the one pushing it?<br />
    <br />
    Take out a map and take a look where the Black Sea is and where US and Russia are.</span></span></blockquote>
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<span class="User-239446" id="userPost60014100">^ This<br />
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What would the USA do if the Russians were flying spy planes in the Gulf of Mexico? You don't think they would send a fighter or two buzz by them and warn them off?</span></blockquote>

Yep, this kinda stuff happens all the time.

 

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/04/21/more-russian-spy-planes-bombers-approach-alaskan-airspace.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/22/britain-sends-typhoon-jets-to-intercept-russian-bombers-near-she/

fanat -
fastnotch331 -
EFM - Have read and heard recently that there have been more anrd more "u professional" encounters with russian fighters and US military.
Ya they are pushing it to test how far they can go with bullshit . Trumps no Ronnie "Ray Gun " that's for sure .
Are you sure Russia is the one pushing it?

Take out a map and take a look where the Black Sea is and where US and Russia are.
I'm aware where the black sea is located , they are doing the same things in Alaska /bearing straight as well as other locations that we are doing in the black sea region and other places .

You guys do remember the cold war right ? Or were you born too late ? We both push our limits ,response times , and try to gather as much data as possible. Plus it's good training for both sides .

Finally, Trump realizes what brings all Americans together. Time for another "peacekeeping" operation.

fastnotch331 - 
fanat -
fastnotch331 -
EFM - Have read and heard recently that there have been more anrd more "u professional" encounters with russian fighters and US military.
Ya they are pushing it to test how far they can go with bullshit . Trumps no Ronnie "Ray Gun " that's for sure .
Are you sure Russia is the one pushing it?

Take out a map and take a look where the Black Sea is and where US and Russia are.
I'm aware where the black sea is located , they are doing the same things in Alaska /bearing straight as well as other locations that we are doing in the black sea region and other places .

You guys do remember the cold war right ? Or were you born too late ? We both push our limits ,response times , and try to gather as much data as possible. Plus it's good training for both sides .

You obviously don't know where Russia and Alaska are in relation to each other if you are making this argument.

(The black sea is on the other side of the largest country in the world. Essentially an entire continent away)

Can't believe people read RT it's run by the Russian government.

hermanitor -
fastnotch331 - 
fanat -
fastnotch331 -
EFM - Have read and heard recently that there have been more anrd more "u professional" encounters with russian fighters and US military.
Ya they are pushing it to test how far they can go with bullshit . Trumps no Ronnie "Ray Gun " that's for sure .
Are you sure Russia is the one pushing it?

Take out a map and take a look where the Black Sea is and where US and Russia are.
I'm aware where the black sea is located , they are doing the same things in Alaska /bearing straight as well as other locations that we are doing in the black sea region and other places .

You guys do remember the cold war right ? Or were you born too late ? We both push our limits ,response times , and try to gather as much data as possible. Plus it's good training for both sides .

You obviously don't know where Russia and Alaska are in relation to each other if you are making this argument.

(The black sea is on the other side of the largest country in the world. Essentially an entire continent away)

This. 

attjack - Can't believe people read RT it's run by the Russian government.
They don't have the same journalistic insight as the CNN.

hermanitor -
fastnotch331 - 
fanat -
fastnotch331 -
EFM - Have read and heard recently that there have been more anrd more "u professional" encounters with russian fighters and US military.
Ya they are pushing it to test how far they can go with bullshit . Trumps no Ronnie "Ray Gun " that's for sure .
Are you sure Russia is the one pushing it?

Take out a map and take a look where the Black Sea is and where US and Russia are.
I'm aware where the black sea is located , they are doing the same things in Alaska /bearing straight as well as other locations that we are doing in the black sea region and other places .

You guys do remember the cold war right ? Or were you born too late ? We both push our limits ,response times , and try to gather as much data as possible. Plus it's good training for both sides .

You obviously don't know where Russia and Alaska are in relation to each other if you are making this argument.

(The black sea is on the other side of the largest country in the world. Essentially an entire continent away)
Re read it without your retard hat on . I never said the black sea was anywhere near Alaska . I said we and they do it all the time around Alaska /bearing strait also all the time . Holy shit some of you .

attjack - Can't believe people read RT it's run by the Russian government.

And CNN is ran by the DNC.  

fastnotch331 - 
hermanitor -
fastnotch331 - 
fanat -
fastnotch331 -
EFM - Have read and heard recently that there have been more anrd more "u professional" encounters with russian fighters and US military.
Ya they are pushing it to test how far they can go with bullshit . Trumps no Ronnie "Ray Gun " that's for sure .
Are you sure Russia is the one pushing it?

Take out a map and take a look where the Black Sea is and where US and Russia are.
I'm aware where the black sea is located , they are doing the same things in Alaska /bearing straight as well as other locations that we are doing in the black sea region and other places .

You guys do remember the cold war right ? Or were you born too late ? We both push our limits ,response times , and try to gather as much data as possible. Plus it's good training for both sides .

You obviously don't know where Russia and Alaska are in relation to each other if you are making this argument.

(The black sea is on the other side of the largest country in the world. Essentially an entire continent away)
Re read it without your retard hat on . I never said the black sea was anywhere near Alaska . I said we and they do it all the time around Alaska /bearing strait also all the time . Holy shit some of you .

You are missing his point.

Of course the Russians patrol the Bering Strait. It is on their eastern border. They have every right to patrol there, just like the United States does. Likewise, the Black Sea is on Russia's southwestern border, so they have every right to patrol there as well. OTOH, the United States is 5000 miles from the Black Sea. It is understandable why the Russians are a little bit prickly about the USA flying sorties around their borders, just like we would be prickly about them flying sorties in the Gulf of Mexico around New Orleans.

Russia ain't shit 

They may as well just all get their dicks out and start swinging at this point

Malvert the Janitor -

Russia ain't shit 

Yeah, that is why Murica puts it at the top of global threats. lol

Both sides push their limits with new leaders and such. Neither side wants war though. They do want the Leverage  though. A war between America and Russia it is no question America wins. America has better tech, more money, better equiped troops, more troops that are better trained, and so on. Hell look at the Russian Navy, their only carrier could only last 2 weeks on the water. America has many carriers and all are far more advanced. It will still be very costly for both sides if a war did happen, with probably China to try and pick up the scraps. So then America would be in a heated battle with China. One at a time and it is a easy win for America but one after the other it gets worse but America would still win.

Some confuse our govt leaders with out military might. This is not the Obama govt. Hell look at the Sec of Def that we have now.

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Malvert the Janitor -

Russia ain't shit 

Yeah, that is why Murica puts it at the top of global threats. lol

Ok there is Russia and China as the top threats and then what..? Iran?Yes Russia is the top threat but it is not even close to equal. It is just the top threat of what is out there. You are confusing top threat with equal threat.

This is just last year the only Russian carrier breaking down before it could reach Syria. Notice all the smoke