first published on March 12, 2017 by Will
The US Navy has released a video of recent Russian flybys that occurred in the Black Sea last month. Russian Su-24 “Fencer” attack aircraft, as well as an Ilyushin Il-38 maritime patrol aircraft, conducted harassment buzzes of the US destroyer Porter on three separate occasions on Feb. 10.
The US Navy called the Russians’ actions unsafe and unprofessional. Although encounters like this are not rare, they have increased in recent years.
The destroyer Porter was in the Black Sea giving Europe ballistic missile defense as part of a NATO training mission that has since concluded.