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Russias MiG-31 Scrambled To Escort US Reconnaissance Plane Above Chukchi Sea -Ministry

Fahad Shabbir


7 minutes ago

Thu 06 May 2021 | 10:00 A.M

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – May 06, 2021) A Russian MiG-31 receptor aircraft has been encrypted to prevent a US Boeing RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft from breaching the Russian border over the Chukchi Sea, the Defense Ministry’s National Defense Control Center said Reporters with.

According to the center of the Russian Defense Ministry, on May 6, air control systems over the Chukchi Sea area discovered an air target approaching the Russian state border.

“In order to identify the air target and prevent the violation of the Russian Federation state border, a MiG-31 attack aircraft belonging to the air defense forces on duty of the Pacific Fleet was disrupted.

The crew of the Russian fighter aircraft identified the aerial target as a strategic reconnaissance aircraft RC-135 of the US Air Force and escorted it over the waters of the Chukchi Sea, “said the center.

The Russian military made it clear that after the foreign military aircraft turned away from the Russian state border, the MiG-31 would return safely to its home airfield.