Patrol anti-submarine aircraft of the US Navy P-8A Poseidon on Sunday flew to Russian bases in Syria and the deployment of the Russian Navy ships in the Eastern Mediterranean, reports “Interfax” with reference to monitoring data movement.
The scout plane with tail number 168859 took off from Sigonella airbase in Sicily. Carrying out reconnaissance flight, it is at least four times flying along the Syrian coast from the point of logistics Russian Navy in Tartus to Latakia
to the South of which is an air base of the Russian Federation videoconferencing Hamim. The plane
cruised at a distance of approximately 50-60 km from the coast.
He then flew over the sea area South of Cyprus, where, presumably, has a fleet of the permanent operative connection of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean.
In recent months, significantly increased the intensity of flights of American reconnaissance aircraft near the Russian border, in particular, in the Baltic, near the coast of the Crimeaand the Russian bases in Syria and the areas of deployment of combat ships of the Russian Navy in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Now part of the permanent operative connection of the Navy
Russia in the Mediterranean serve up to ten ships
ensure that three Russian fleets. The ships cover the sea Russian
military targets in Syria – the base Hamim under the city of Latakia and paragraph
logistics Russian Navy in Tartus.
In mid-October from Severomorsk in the Mediterranean region
to strengthen went ship aircraft carrier group of the Navy of Russia led by the aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov”. During the week, “Kuznetsov” held the English channel, inspired by European observers a plume of thick black smoke from the pipe.