A U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber flying a “routine mission” in international airspace over the Baltic Sea was intercepted by a Russian jet on Tuesday, a Pentagon spokesman said.
The U.S. bomber was still up in the air Tuesday afternoon and the crew had not been debriefed about the incident, meaning it was not yet known exactly how close the Russian Su-27 fighter jet came to the U.S. plane, Capt. Jeff Davis said. The bomber was deployed to the U.K. from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana earlier this month, U.S. European Command told Fox News.
The “vast majority” of Russian intercepts with U.S. forces are safe and professional, Davis said.
But Tuesday’s intercept is just the latest example of aggressive Russian actions aimed at the U.S. military and homeland. Read more at Fox News.