SU-27 Intercepts US Navy P-8A

January 28, 2019 (Google Translation) – Russian means of airspace control over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea detected an air target approaching the State border of the Russian Federation. A Su-27 fighter jet on duty scrambled to intercept the target. The crew of the Russian fighter approached a safe distance to the air object and identified it as a P-8A Poseidon spy airplane of the US Air Force. After it left the Russian air border of Russia, the Su-27 from the duty force on air defence returned to…

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Baltic Fleet Su-27s Conduct Air Intercept Training

December 27, 2018 (Google Translation) – As part of the planned training, the Su-27 fighter pilots worked out the elements of air combat with a conditional enemy, as well as the conditional use of aviation weapons. According to the plan of the flight training event, the conditional enemy planes violated the State Border of the Russian Federation and attempted to launch a missile-bombing attack on strategic military facilities. With the receipt of a signal about the invasion of unidentified aircraft into the airspace of the country, Su-27 fighters took off…

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U.S. EP-3 Intercepted in the Black Sea November 5

November 5, 2018 – On Nov. 5, 2018, a U.S. EP-3 Aries aircraft flying in international airspace over the Black Sea was intercepted by a Russian SU-27. This interaction was determined to be unsafe due to the SU-27 conducting a high speed pass directly in front of the mission aircraft, putting at risk the pilots and crew. The intercepting SU-27 made an additional pass, closing with the EP-3 and applying its afterburner while conducting a banking turn away. The crew of the EP-3 reported turbulence following the first interaction, and…

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Baltic Fleet pilots practised intercepting air targets and hitting objects of a simulated enemy

Su-27 pilots of the Baltic Fleet practiced intercepting air targets and hitting objects of a simulated enemy in the Kaliningrad region. In particular, they practiced detecting and intercepting a simulated intruder. Crews of Su-24 and Su-30SM of the naval aviation practiced conducting air strikes on surface and ground targets. More than 10 aircraft of the Baltic Fleet naval aviation squadron were involved in the training

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