U.S. Navy Scrambled Jets

Russians test US readiness in Southeast Asia.

U.S. Navy Scrambled Jets after Russian Approach

By Reuters

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.

To continue reading, please click here.

Source: maritime-executive.com

Previous Article
Next Article

Events Calendar


« March 2021 »
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31