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MiG-31 intercepted an American reconnaissance aircraft over the Pacific Ocean
16 April 2021, 09:15
Army
MiG-31 intercepted an American reconnaissance aircraft over the Pacific Ocean
Russian radars over the Pacific Ocean have identified an air target approaching the state border of Russia.

The Russian Defense Ministry told RIA Novosti that the MiG-31 fighter intercepted a US reconnaissance aircraft over the Pacific Ocean, which was approaching the borders of Russia. The "scout" changed course and withdrew from the territory of the Russian Federation.

"A MiG-31 fighter took off from an airfield in the Kamchatka Territory. The fighter's crew identified the aerial target as a US Air Force RC-135 strategic reconnaissance aircraft. After the turn of the foreign military aircraft from the state border of the Russian Federation, the Russian fighter safely returned to the home airfield", - the department said.

They added that the flight of the fighter was carried out in accordance with international rules for the use of airspace.

On April 10, the MiG-31 was also intercepted by an American reconnaissance aircraft over the Pacific Ocean.