U.S. Navy Scrambled Jets
Russians test US readiness in Southeast Asia.
U.S. Navy Scrambled Jets after Russian Approach
A U.S. Navy aircraft carrier scrambled four F-18 jets on Tuesday after two Russian anti-submarine aircraft flew within a nautical mile of the warship, a Navy official said on Thursday.
News media reports said the incident occurred in international waters east of the Korean peninsula.
A U.S. Navy official said two Russian TU-142 “Bear” aircraft flew within a nautical mile of the USS Ronald Reagan, prompting it to launch four F-18 fighter jets to escort the planes away from the ship.
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