November 5, the Russian su-27 afterburner was intercepted by USA coast guard patrol plane, EP-3 Aries in worldwide airspace, closed with him just a few meters. Intercept with the nearest airport out of the composition of active-duty air defense forces raised the su-27 fighter jet that approached the aircraft at a safe distance and identify it as an electronic intelligence aircraft EP-3E Aries US Navy.
A Russian Su-27 fighter jet intercepted a U.S.
US Navy captain Bill Ellis said: "For the Russian fighter aircraft to fly this close to the U.S. Navy aircraft, especially for extended periods of time, is unsafe".
The EP-3 crew experienced "turbulence following the first interaction, and vibrations from the second", adding that the whole intercept was about 25 minutes, the Navy said.
The Pentagon said that the EP-3 was conducting routine operations while the encounter happened, not provoking the Russian activity. "We expect them to behave within global standards set to ensure safety and to prevent incidents ... unsafe actions increase the risk of miscalculation and potential for midair collisions".
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The video, which the Navy posted on Twitter, shows a Su-27 flying close to the USA spy plane, showing its underbelly before blasting away.
Russia's embassy in the USA issued a statement insisting its fighter had "followed all necessary safety procedures".
A Russian SU-27 jet reportedly intercepted one of the USA reconnaissance planes Monday in global airspace. It posted video, on Twitter, showing an armed Russian fighter jet flying within meters of the spy plane. In that case, an Su-27 "buzzed" another EP-3 Aries - passing within just 1.5m.
While the Navy acknowledged that the Russian military "is within its right to exercise within worldwide airspace" it criticized the encounter for being "irresponsible".
And in June previous year, an Su-27 closed in on the wing of a U.S. RC-135U reconnaissance aircraft over the Baltic Sea at high speed, U.S. European Command said at the time.