A Russian fighter “Su-27“, launched today, Saturday, to identify and escort a US Air Force
“RC-135” reconnaissance aircraft over the Black Sea.

The National Defense Administration Center of the Russian Ministry of Defense reported that the airspace monitoring media had been able to detect a strange air target over the international waters of the Black Sea, as it approached the borders of the Russian state.

The center added: “In order to identify the target and prevent it from approaching and violating Russian airspace, a Su-27 fighter jet was launched from its base to monitor and follow the alien plane.”

The Russian flight crew was able to identify the foreign plane, which turned out to be a strategic reconnaissance aircraft of the US Air Force, an RC-135, and accompanied it over the Black Sea until it moved away from the Russian borders.

Source: TASS

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