An Instagram account claiming to be of a retired Russian pilot of a fighter aircraft released footage purportedly of a Su-27 jet flew dangerously close to a U.S. F-15 over the Baltic Sea.
A Russian Su-27 fighter jet dangerously intercepted and forces
According to Babak Taghvaee, a military analyst based in Malta, a Russian Air Force pilot has released video showing how a Russian Air Force Su-27P fighter jet (from 72nd Guards AvB) dangerously banked in front of a United States Air Force F-15C of 493rd Fighter Squadron while it was patrolling over Baltic Sea as a part of NATO Baltic Air-policing mission.
In recent years, the number of dangerous incidents between the aircraft of the Russian Air Force and their American counterparts over Batik and the Black Sea has risen dramatically.
#BREAKING: A #Russian Air Force pilot has released this video showing how a #RuAF Su-27P (from 72nd Guards AvB) dangerously banked in front of a #USAF's F-15C of 493rd Fighter Squadron while it was patrolling over #Baltic Sea as a part of #NATO Baltic Air-policing mission. pic.twitter.com/zVU5dN4rpe— Babak Taghvaee (@BabakTaghvaee) 31 January 2019
On 28 January, Russia’s Defense Ministry released new footage shows a Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jet intercepted a US P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance aircraft over the Baltic Sea.
The airspace control equipment registered a target over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea approaching the Russian state border, the ministry said.
“A quick reaction alert Su-27 fighter jet from the Air Defense Force was scrambled to intercept the target in the air. The Russian fighter’s crew approached the air object at a safe distance and identified it as a P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance plane of the US Air Force,” the ministry noted.