#Photobomb! A #Russian Su-27 Flanker got into our shot 📸 during a #BALTOPS sortie over the #BalticSea today. The intercept was deemed safe. pic.twitter.com/SMwGfE2QYr— U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) June 9, 2017
Daily Mail: Incredible photos show the moment a Russian jet intercepted US aircraft during a live training operation over the Baltic Sea
* A US Air Force B-52H, part of a formation of US aircraft, was intercepted by a Russian jet on Friday, according to the US Defense Department
* Photos from the department show the Russian Su-27 Flanker flying closely to the American planes before peeling off
* The US aircraft are part of ongoing BALTOPS exercises, an annual live training operation between several NATO Allies
The US Defense Department has released dramatic photos of a Russian aircraft intercepting American bombers over the Baltic Sea.
The photos show a Russian Su-27 Flanker intercept a formation of US Air Force aircraft, including a US Air Force B-52H, 2nd Bomb Wing, during BALTOPS exercises on Friday.
Most intercepts are considered 'safe and professional,' according to Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis.
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