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US spy planes have twice tried to approach the Russian border over the Black Sea with their transponders off, the Russian Defense Ministry said, adding that SU-27 fighter jets were scrambled in response.
“On September 7, the US P-8 Poseidon surveillance airplanes tried to approach the Russian border twice… with their transponders off,” Russian Defense Ministry’s spokesman, Major General Igor Konashenkov said in a statement. The SU-27 fighter jets that intercepted the US aircraft were acting “in strict accordance with international flight rules,” the statement reads
'Hazard of collision': US spy plane flew too close to passenger jets near Russian border – MoD
Additional Article - US Planes flew dangerously close to Passenger Jets
The driver who was killed was not named, although it was reported that he had notched up more than 40 years of driving experience as an official driver.
I've been noticing more and more truth in the Tabloids these days
originally posted by: CriticalStinker
Frankly our behavior has been disgusting lately. Constantly provoking Russia then screaming after they deal with the matters by the book IMHO.
originally posted by: slider1982
Not much of a spy plane was it....
The P-8 conducts anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASUW), and shipping interdiction, along with an electronic signals intelligence (ELINT) role. This involves carrying torpedoes, depth charges, Harpoon anti-ship missiles, and other weapons. It is able to drop and monitor sonobuoys. It is designed to operate in conjunction with the Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton Broad Area Maritime Surveillance unmanned aerial vehicle. The aircraft has been ordered by the Indian Navy as the P-8I Neptune, Royal Australian Air Force, and Royal Air Force.
originally posted by: odzeandennz
a reply to: imsoconfused
u have a huge speck in your eyes, keeping you from seeing some obvious truths. called patriotism.
i wonder your response if the US and Russia were swapped in this story... as if that could happen