first published on October 20, 2015 by Funker
A glimpse of how close Russian and US forces are to each other over Syria right now. This is a Russian jet flying wing to wing with a US Reaper UAV, which was likely on a mission supporting the forces that the Russians were attacking.
The Reaper could be launching hellfires at one side, and the Russian could be dropping bombs on the other in the same firefight, yet neither aircraft would engage one another. (Yes, I realize that in this case the Reaper has no air-air capabilities.)