Wednesday 05 August 2020, 04:45 PM
Russian fighters intercept US reconnaissance plane over Black Sea
By IANS | Bharat Defence Kavach | Publish Date: 7/2/2020 1:15:53 PM
Russian fighters intercept US reconnaissance plane over Black Sea

Moscow: Russian Su-27 fighters were scrambled over the Black Sea to intercept a US reconnaissance plane, the Russian Defence Ministry had said.

"On July 1, 2020, on-duty air defence units of the Southern Military District timely detected a US Air Force reconnaissance plane over the Black Sea and sent Russian fighters to escort it," the ministry's Zvezda broadcasting service said on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reported.

"At a considerable distance from the state border of Russia, the approaching aerial target was continuously followed by Russian radar controls," it said.The reconnaissance plane was identified as an RC-135W Rivet Joint, Zvezda said.The Russian aircraft proceeded in strict compliance with international airspace rules, it added.

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