Russian Su-27 fighter plane escorts USAF B-52 strategic bomber over Baltic Sea
The Russian Su-27 fighter jet has been tasked with escorting the US Air Force’s B-52H bomber over the Baltic Sea, the Russian Ministry’s National Defense Control Center (NDCC) said. of the defense.
On Monday, Russian airspace control devices detected an air target approaching the Russian border over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea.
“To identify the aerial target and prevent violation of the Russian state border, a Su-27 fighter from the Baltic Fleet air defense forces was dispatched,” the statement said.
The Su-27 pilot identified the air target as a US Air Force B-52H strategic bomber. He escorted the bomber over the Baltic Sea. After the US military plane turned away from the border, the fighter returned to his home base.
“No violation of the Russian state border has been allowed,” the statement said.
Earlier, as reported by the EurAsin Times, the US Air Force’s strategic aircraft flew a mission for the second time over the 30 NATO countries in North America and Europe on a rotation of bomber task force, United States air force in Europe. – Announcement of Air Forces Africa (USAFE-AFAFRICA).
âFor the second time in a Task Force Bombardment rotation, the US Air Force’s strategic aircraft will conduct a mission over the 30 NATO Allies in North America and Europe on May 31, 2021 . The B-52H Stratofortress aircraft currently deployed at Moron Air Base, Planes based in Spain and the United States are expected to fly with more than 20 NATO allies in a single day across the two combat commands. ” the air force said in a press release.
Operation Allied Sky will be conducted in two parts, the air force explained: the B-52 Stratofortress bomber will fly over all NATO countries in Europe, while the United States-based aircraft will integrate with aircraft of the United States. United States and Canada while flying over the two nations.