Thursday, April 28, 2016

Russian Jet Intercepts U.S. Spy Plane In Asia

A MiG-31 fighter jet © Vitaliy Ankov / Sputnik

Washington Free Beacon: Russian Warplane Flies Within 50 Feet of U.S. Spy Plane in Asia

Latest aerial encounter occurred near new Russian missile sub

A Russian MiG-31 jet flew within 50 feet of a U.S. surveillance aircraft in Northeast Asia last week, Moscow’s latest aerial saber-rattling against American ships and planes, according to defense officials.

“On April 21, a U.S. Navy P-8 Maritime Patrol reconnaissance aircraft flying a routine mission in international airspace was intercepted by a MiG-31 Russian jet in the vicinity of the Kamchatka Peninsula,” Cmdr. Dave Benham, a spokesman for the Pacific Command, told the Washington Free Beacon.

Benham said the intercept was “characterized as safe and professional.”

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Update #1: US Aircraft Intercepted by Russian Supersonic MiG-31 in Far East - Media (Sputnik)
Update #2: World’s fastest jet MiG-31 intercepts US spy plane near Russia’s Far East (RT)

WNU Editor: The focus is on air intercepts in Europe .... but it is also happening in the Far East.

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