Anti-submarine aircraft, the US conducted a reconnaissance near the ships of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean
Patrol anti-submarine aircraft of the US Navy P-8A Poseidon on Wednesday, November 23, made a reconnaissance approach to the deployment of ship’s aircraft carrier group of the Navy of Russia, which includes heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser “Admiral Kuznetsov”, in the Eastern Mediterranean. About it reports “Interfax” with reference to the data from Western sites, tracking movement of military aviation.
American aircraft tail number 168859, departing in the morning from air force base Sigonella in Sicily, conducted active surveillance over the actions of Russian warships performing flights on the height of 7.5 thousand meters near Cyprus, the report said. In particular, the US Navy aircraft studied marine area to the South, West and North of the coast of Cyprus.
The Pentagon announced the website of the naval Institute, States that starting Monday, November 21, the main part of the ship aircraft carrier group of the Russian Navy in Eastern Mediterranean is situated to the South of Cyprus.
It is noted that over the past few months has dramatically increased the intensity of the flights of American reconnaissance aircraft near the Russian borders, in particular in the Baltic, near the coast of the Crimea and the Russian bases in Syria and the areas of deployment of combat ships of the Russian Navy in the Eastern
The Mediterranean. Recorded daily at two or three or more such flights by reconnaissance aircraft.
So, on November 10 it became known that the patrol anti-submarine aircraft of the US Navy P-8A Poseidon made a reconnaissance approach to the deployment of ship’s aircraft carrier group of the Navy of Russia, which includes heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser “Admiral Kuznetsov”, in the Eastern Mediterranean between Cyprus and Syria.
A similar approach to Russian ships off the coast of Syria on November 17 was made by American reconnaissance aircraft departed from the airbase in Sicily.
19 November it became known that anti-submarine patrol aircraft P-8A Poseidon also made the approach to the area of deployment of ship’s aircraft carrier group of the Navy of Russia about Syria. It was noted that the aircraft was on a mission, presumably to collect data about the actions of Russian ships at least two hours.
Last week, Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that the frigate “Admiral Grigorovich” made launches of cruise missiles, and the su-33 on Board of the cruiser “Admiral Kuznetsov”, and struck blows to positions of terrorists in Syria.
Two days later, the defense Ministry reported that carrier-based fighter su-33 from the wing of the cruiser “Admiral Kuznetsov” killed at least 30 militants groups “Dzhebhat EN-Nusra” (“jabhat al Fatah ash-sham”, banned in Russia) in the Syrian province of Idlib.