Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Russia scrambles jet fighter to intercept U.S. bomber over Baltics | Reuters

Russia scrambles jet fighter to intercept U.S. bomber over Baltics | Reuters: Russia scrambled a Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jet on Tuesday to intercept a U.S. B-52 strategic bomber which it said was flying close to its border over the Baltic Sea, Russia's Defence Ministry said.

Russian air defense systems detected the bomber at around 1000 Moscow time as it was flying over neutral waters parallel to the Russian border, the ministry said in a statement.

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