US Navy: Russian Su-35 dangerously close to American P-8A Poseidon

US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — The sixth fleet of the U.S. Navy reported that the Russian Su-35 fighter dangerously approached the American P-8A Poseidon anti-submarine patrol aircraft. It is also noted that the US plane did not provoke Russian actions.

According to the fleet, the fighter flew at high speed 25 feet (i.e. 7.62 meters) from the R-8A. This led to turbulence and the exhaust of the jet engine of the American aircraft. The Sixth Fleet notes that the maneuver endangered the safety of both aircraft.

In a hundred minutes, the P-8A Poseidon, flying over the Mediterranean Sea in international space, was intercepted by the Su-35 twice. The first interception was safe and professional.


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