The US air force RC-135W. 2001
To the Russian border in the Baltic sea with the next mission flew strategic reconnaissance aircraft of the U.S. air force RC-135W. About it reports “Interfax” with reference to data portals that track the movement of military aviation.
According to data services, RC-135W, tail number and call sign 62-4131 CAMUS47 flight exercises in the southern Baltic sea.
The spy plane flew from an air base in the UK. He spends a 10-hour observation flight, during which he nearly two hours will be near the Russian border. RC-135W is flying at an altitude of 10 thousand meters.
Over the last month in the skies over the Baltic sea, there have been several incidents involving Russian and American military aircraft. In particular, April 29, the Pentagon has announced the dangerous maneuver of the Russian su-27 about 30 meters from the American reconnaissance RC-135U.
The defense Ministry in response stated that getting used to the insults of representatives of the Pentagon for supposedly “non-professional” maneuvers of our fighters in intercepting the Russian borders American reconnaissance aircraft. The official representative of the military Department Igor Konashenkov also said that “the reconnaissance aircraft RC-135U whenever trying to sneak up to the Russian border with the transponder turned off”.
Prior to that, Washington said about the dangerous convergence of the su-27 reconnaissance aircraft RC-135U. Then Konashenkov said that this information is untrue.