Teshub wrote:So let me get this right. Two Tu-142's flying on a normal patrol, without CAS from Russian fighters, were spotted in International air space, just south of their own airspace and territorial waters after taking off in Vladivostok?max steel wrote:Russian aircraft ignored repeated U.S. warnings and flew within one nautical mile of the USS Ronald Reagan just east of the Korean peninsula, “In the latest in a series of incidents involving Russian aircraft, two Tupolev Tu-142 Bear aircraft flew as low as 500 feet Tuesday morning near the Reagan, which has been conducting scheduled maneuvers with South Korean navy ships. Four F/A-18 Super Hornets took off from the Reagan’s flight deck in response to the Russian advance,U.S. officials attempted to contact the Russian aircraft but received no radio response. A U.S. ship escorting the Ronald Reagan followed the Russian aircraft as they withdrew, Navy officials said.
As well as gathering intel, I think the Russians were sending a very polite message. However, framing it outside its context is par for the course for western media nowadays. Typical US hypocrisy after buzzing the Chinese military base earlier this week.
Yeah, literally nothing happened.