Interception of an American reconnaissance aircraft

In the video, the US Navy intercepts a Russian Su-27 fighter from an American reconnaissance aircraft. The Russian fighter sharply cuts the EP-3, which was called by the Americans «too dangerous a maneuver.»

Interception of an American reconnaissance aircraft on video

 

However, the Russian Ministry of Defense stated that the Russian aircraft did not perform any dangerous maneuvers: it approached a regular distance, identified an object that approached the border and returned to the base, forcing the reconnaissance aircraft to change course.

Interception of an American reconnaissance aircraft on video

The fighter crew reported on the identification of the American radio reconnaissance aircraft and accompanied it, preventing any violations of the airspace of the Russian Federation in compliance with all the necessary security measures — the Russian Defense Ministry.

The EP-3E Aries reconnaissance aircraft approached the borders of the Russian airspace on 5 November. The American crew said that the actions of the Su-27 pilots put their lives at unnecessary risk.

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