first published on May 19, 2016 by Will
The United States Navy has released more video of the extremely aggressive “simulated attacks” on the USS Donald Cook that occurred multiple times over the course of April 11 and 12, 2016 in the Baltic Sea.
Two Su-24 Fencers repeatedly buzzed the ship with flybys so low that they created a wake on the sea. Additionally, a Russian KA-27 Helix hovered closely to the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75), and could be seen photographing the ship.
Relations between Russia and the West are being described as at a boiling point. To further escalate tensions, the U.S. has completed construction on a ground-based missile defense system in Romania, and Russia has labeled the missile shield as a direct threat.