Strategic reconnaissance aircraft, the U.S. air force RC-135W flew close to the borders of the Kaliningrad region. According to preliminary information, at present, the Board engaged in the exploration, carrying out a flight along the Russian coast, reports the Agency “Interfax” , citing data from websites, tracking the movement of military aircraft.
The aircraft tail number and call sign 64-4139 ARGIL81 taking off from the airbase “Mildenhall” to the UK at 15:30 Moscow time, close to the Kaliningrad region after the 17:15 from the Baltic sea.
Recently, the Russian defense Ministry saidthat the command of the U.S. air force apologized for the dangerous proximity of military aircraft in the skies of Syria on 17 October. There also told some details of the incident and recommended that the American pilots hold fast to the helm.
The defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said that in Syria, near the city of Deir ez-Zor dangerously close aircraft, E-3 and Avacs Russian fighter su-35. He noted that the responsibility for what happened lies with the Americans, and was surprised at the attempts to shift the responsibility for videoconferencing.
According to the defense Ministry, October 17, while in the airspace East of the city of Deir ez-Zor, the crew of the American plane “in violation of the rules of safety of the flight fell by nearly 1 km from his height and dangerously close to a distance less than 500 metres to the Russian fighter.”
On 23 October it became known that the patrol anti-submarine aircraft of the US Navy P-8A Poseidon, flew to Russian bases in Syria and the deployment of the Russian Navy ships in the Eastern Mediterranean. The scout plane with tail number 168859 flew from an air base “Sigonella” 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, South of which is located an air base HQs of the Russian Federation “Hamim”. The plane cruised at a distance of approximately 50-60 km from the coast.
In recent months, significantly increased the intensity of flights of American reconnaissance aircraft near the Russian borders, in particular in the Baltic, near the coast of the Crimeaand the Russian bases in Syria and in the areas of deployment of combat ships of the Russian Navy in the Eastern Mediterranean.