The Largest Security-Cleared Career Network for Defense and Intelligence Jobs - JOIN NOW

Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

Russia's Su-27 Scrambled to Overtake US Stealth Planes Over Black Sea

Sputnik News

13:19 GMT 10.08.2020(updated 13:25 GMT 10.08.2020)

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian fighter jet Su-27 was scrambled again to overtake US stealth planes over the Black Sea, forcing them to turn away from the Russian border, the national centre for the defence control said Monday.

"On August 10, 2020, Russian air control systems discovered two airborne targets in neutral airspace over the Black Sea approaching the Russian border. To overtake the targets, Su-27 fighter jet was scrambled," the centre said in a statement.

According to the defence centre, the two planes were a Boeing RC-135 and a Boeing P-8A Poseidon.

© Sputnik



NEWSLETTER
Join the GlobalSecurity.org mailing list