Washington (CNN) -- A U.S. Air Force spy plane evaded an encounter with the Russian military in recent days by flying into nearby Swedish airspace without that country's permission, a U.S. military official told CNN.
The RC-135 Rivet Joint plane was flying in international airspace, conducting an electronic eavesdropping mission on the Russian military, when the Russians took the unusual action of beginning to track it with one of its land-based radar.
The Russians then sent at least one fighter jet into the sky to intercept the American aircraft, the U.S. official said Saturday.
The spy plane crew felt concerned enough about the radar tracking that they wanted to get out of the area as quickly as possible, the official said. The quickest route away from the Russians took them into Swedish airspace. The U.S. official acknowledged that was done without Swedish military approval.
The spy plane crew felt concerned enough about the radar tracking that they wanted to get out of the area as quickly as possible?
The USS Donald Cook is now in port at Constanta, Romania.
The U.S. frigate, which has not yet been identified, is expected to arrive in the Black Sea in the next two weeks. According to a U.S. military official, the frigate is likely to replace the USS Donald Cook, which is expected to return to the Mediterranean Sea.
After the incident, the foreign media reported that "Donald Cook" was rushed into a port in Romania. There all the 27 members of the crew filed a letter of resignation.
O jei buvo šitaip?
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2014 – A Russian attack aircraft repeatedly flew near the USS Donald Cook in international waters in the Black Sea on April 12, a Pentagon spokesman said today.
The USS Cook was patrolling in the western Black Sea when an unarmed Russian Su-24 Fencer attack aircraft repeatedly flew near the Navy ship, Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters.
“The aircraft did not respond to multiple queries and warnings from Donald Cook, and the event ended without incident after approximately 90 minutes,” Warren said. “This provocative and unprofessional Russian action is inconsistent with international protocols and previous agreements on the professional interaction between our militaries.”
Two Russian aircraft were present, but only one took part in the provocative actions, Warren said. The aircraft flew from near sea level to a couple of thousand feet, he added, but never overflew the U.S. Arleigh Burke-class destroyer.
“The Russian plane made a total of 12 passes,” he said.
The wingman stayed at a considerably higher altitude, Warren said.
“The Donald Cook is more than capable of defending itself against two Su-24s,” the colonel said.
The Cook arrived in the Black Sea on April 10. The ship is now making a port call in Constanta, Romania.
... 12 апреля, в великий день космонавтики, наши снарядили к облету в нейтральных водах, безоружный СУ-24, НО с «Хибинами» под крылом.
Иджис» исправно управляла системами наведения. И вдруг – хлоп! Все погасло. «Иджис» не работает, экраны показывают муть, даже «Фаланксы» не могут получить целеуказание! СУ-24 тем временем прошел над палубой «Кука», сделал боевой разворот и сымитировал ракетную атаку по цели. Конечно же, успешную – ведь противодействия нет! Потом развернулся и сымитировал еще одну. И так далее – еще 10 раз!
За все это время, экипаж корабля не смог реанимировать погасшую БИУС. Заработала она только тогда, когда СУ-24 ушел курсом на базу. Вот тогда то, поняв собственное бессилие против комплекса РЭБ обычного бомбардировщика, 27 человек и подали рапорты об уходе.
Saturday, August 2, 2014
U.S. Military officials confirmed that a U.S. Air Force spy plane dodged the Russian military by flying into nearby Swedish airspace without permission.
A RC-135V/W Rivet Joint reconnaissance plane conducting a mission in international air space July 18 had to alter its course when Russia began tracking the plane with land-based radar, CNN reported Saturday.
The Russians then sent at least one fighter jet into the sky to intercept the American plane, U.S. officials told the news network.
In order to shake off the radar tracking as quickly as possible, the spy plane crew made the call to fly into Swedish airspace.
The decision was made without Swedish military approval.
Officials told CNN that the use land radar tracking by the Russians was an unusual move.
Pamanykit ... began tracking the plane with land-based radar...
The spy plane crew felt so concerned about the radar tracking that it wanted to get out of the area as quickly as possible, the official said. The quickest route away from the Russians took them into Swedish airspace. The U.S. official acknowledged that was done without Swedish military approval.
...it wanted to get out of the area as quickly as possible...
Tiesiu keliu movė, that was done without Swedish military approval.
JAV oro pajėgų elektroninės žvalgybos lėktuvas „RC-135 Rivet Joint“ turėjo pažeisti Švedijos oro erdvę, siekiant išvengti Rusijos naikintuvų persekiojimo...
Rusijos naikintuvai Švedijos oro erdvėj gal nepersekiojo...
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Lietuva slaptos mobilizacijos būdu priimančion šalin susiruošė mobilizuotis...
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Russian media claim its military is now capable of neutralising US warships with electronic jamming devices.