MiG-31 pilot of the Russian Aerospace Forces welcomed NATO “escort” to F-16


A video appeared on the network, filmed by the pilot of the Russian Air Force fighter-interceptor. It is published on the Fighterbomber channel. The 50-second video demonstrates how a Russian military pilot decided to greet with a wave of his hand the pilot of the F-16 NATO fighter.


It is known that the “meeting” of the fighters took place in neutral airspace during the escort of the Tu-31MS missile carrier by MiG-95 aircraft.

At some point, the NATO fighter took a parallel course, and the Russian officer, waving that hand and showing his thumb, gave a sign that the "escort" was carried out in the area of ​​visual contact.



It is not reported where exactly such a meeting took place. It is possible that such escorts have recently turned into quite routine activities. However, often only the US Air Force (Navy) command can make strange accusations of "unprofessional" actions by Russian military pilots. Over the past few years, the Pentagon has received dozens of accusations of either "dangerous rapprochement" or "a threat to the Russian military sides to the American military sides." At the same time, Russian fighter pilots did not intend to commit any really dangerous actions.

Based on the situation presented on the frames, an important fact can be noted: the Russian aerospace forces rocket carriers were accompanied by Russian aerospace forces fighters for greater flight safety.
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  1. Tusv April 19 2020 16: 21 New
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    Commenting on the picture. Hey. All is well. Go home. I repeat, Hello. Everything is fine, your help is not needed. They explain to you in Russian, the Turk is not Russian. Get out of here, showing weapons on pylons for convincing
    1. Grandfather April 19 2020 16: 36 New
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      MiG-31 pilot of the Russian Aerospace Forces welcomed NATO “escort” to F-16
      around the "smartphones" ... only "UFO" some kind of fuzzy come out ...
      1. Tusv April 19 2020 16: 39 New
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        Quote: Dead Day
        only "UFOs" are somehow fuzzy ...

        Why. Sokolik boasted of its PTB. Just flightless objects are clearly visible laughing
      2. Piramidon April 19 2020 16: 42 New
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        Quote: Dead Day
        some kind of fuzzy come out

        Techies lantern badly wiped. laughing
        1. iouris April 19 2020 19: 44 New
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          Low-quality alcohol. Or maybe the water is cloudy.
          1. Piramidon April 19 2020 19: 51 New
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            Quote: iouris
            Low-quality alcohol.

            Lantern, ALCOHOL !? belay Yes for that ... laughing
          2. adpilot April 19 2020 19: 52 New
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            Already a very "thin layer"
      3. NN52 April 19 2020 21: 43 New
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        This is not a smartphone .. GoPro is mounted on the ЗШ - 7АП.
        It’s risky to upload such videos to the network. There may be problems calculated at times.
        1. Piramidon April 20 2020 12: 55 New
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          Quote: NN52
          It’s risky to upload such videos to the network. There may be problems calculated at times.

          Well, what is criminal? request
          1. NN52 April 20 2020 18: 15 New
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            Piramidon (Stepan. Russia)
            Forbidden "tightly")
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    3. Atlant-1164 April 19 2020 17: 13 New
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      there was such a dialogue between the pilots. "friend! civil aviation .. am I going right ??")
    4. Vol4ara April 19 2020 18: 56 New
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      A strange choice of escort aircraft.
      1. Tusv April 19 2020 19: 57 New
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        Quote: Vol4ara
        A strange choice of escort aircraft.

        It depends on what tasks. The thirty-first radar is not frail. In the front sphere it is completely AWACS, and the back will warn the earth. In addition, we see only one missile carrier, the right cover interceptor and one NATO falcon who will hit himself in the chest, which in one hat prevented the "evil Russians"
    5. iouris April 19 2020 19: 43 New
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      And those two in (Norwegian?) F-16, what did they show back? Show.
      1. Charik April 19 2020 20: 49 New
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        But what are all the sixteenth-two?
        1. Piramidon April 20 2020 13: 01 New
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          Quote: Charik
          But what are all the sixteenth-two?

          Well, why so categorically? Not all, of course, but there are some. And whoever intercepted there, you need to look. hi
          1. Charik April 20 2020 15: 44 New
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            probably by the numbers and letters on the tail you can understand who he was
  2. Nikolay Ivanov_5 April 19 2020 16: 29 New
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    Demonstration of military presence.
  3. svp67 April 19 2020 16: 33 New
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    missile carriers of the Russian Aerospace Forces began to be accompanied by fighters of the Russian Aerospace Forces for greater flight safety.
    It's time
  4. rocket757 April 19 2020 16: 34 New
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    Just train, just in case.
    Hard to learn, easy to fight.
  5. seregatara1969 April 19 2020 16: 37 New
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    Our missile carriers are always accompanied by fighter jets. There is enough fuel from the fighter jets.
    1. Tusv April 19 2020 16: 46 New
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      Quote: seregatara1969
      Our missile carriers are always accompanied by fighter jets. There is enough fuel from the fighter jets.

      5 hours flight without PTB. Yes, and the tanker is nearby
  6. Nehist April 19 2020 16: 43 New
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    Rave!!! Mig had to sit on his tail if he covered Carcass and not engage in nonsense
    1. Victor67 April 19 2020 17: 01 New
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      Sit on the couch and keep going !!! Back in Soviet times, those who wanted to play in a neutral space were thrown out of service without retirement by dozens. And it is precisely because of people like you that still half the world believes that no one flies sober in Russia)))
    2. figwam April 19 2020 18: 02 New
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      Quote: Nehist
      Rave!!! Mig had to sit on his tail if he covered Carcass

      Escort fighters do not fly alone, at least in pairs, I’m sure that tens of kilometers there is a second MiG-31 that intercepts unsuspecting interceptors about nothing.
      1. Maximilian37 April 20 2020 06: 53 New
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        There, in the mirror, our second one is visible
    3. Charik April 19 2020 20: 59 New
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      Maybe he was there to if that traps to throw back
  7. 2 Level Advisor April 19 2020 16: 55 New
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    and greater security in what and from what? do we have a war? would write simply- as part of an escort .. journalists sometimes such journalists ...
    1. Piramidon April 19 2020 17: 34 New
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      Quote: 2 level advisor
      and greater security in what and from what? do we have a war?

      And suddenly, the roof of the adversary will go.
    2. EvilLion April 21 2020 09: 41 New
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      And who knows, maybe he wants to attack. The military is always in this mode, when a real battle happens, it will be too late. In the history of aviation, air battles are known without war and even air violations. space.
  8. Xenofont April 19 2020 16: 58 New
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    It’s to blame that it’s not the topic, but here Manturov shocked about Armata. According to the minister, these tanks (Armata) were sent to Syria "in order to take into account all the nuances in combat conditions." “In Syria, as you know, it is precisely this kind of test,” said Manturov, noting that this will help form a “final look” of the tank, which will be supplied to the Russian army. So, Schaub all-scandal upset ...
    1. Rambam April 19 2020 17: 28 New
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      And against whom are the armies fighting? Barmoley with Kalash
      1. Xenofont April 19 2020 17: 55 New
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        It is unlikely that they are fighting, they are running in the Middle East climate with checking systems. Documents are prepared for the export version, and North Africa and BV are potential buyers.
      2. vfwfr April 19 2020 18: 27 New
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        Barmalei barmaley strife ...
    2. Vitaly Tsymbal April 19 2020 18: 17 New
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      Manturov - the coolest authority in the tank forces ??? Where is Shoigu speaking through the mouth of professional tankmen ????
  9. askort154 April 19 2020 17: 01 New
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    This was in Soviet times. When there was a “political slack” between the USSR and the USA, pilots and sailors behaved mutually “respectfully dude”, showing their professionalism
    to each other, and decent "international" gestures. During the period of “political aggravation,” - the opposite is true. Pilots and sailors behaved accordingly. There were cases of collisions in the air, and even "rams." And about the "bulk" of sailors, everyone is in the know. In the 70s, an agreement was adopted between the USSR and the USA on the mutual provision of safe intervals in the air and at sea. Therefore, they are now always blaming us for violations, not "noticing" their own. I have a lot of information on this topic, but I don’t have time to post it now.
    1. vfwfr April 19 2020 18: 29 New
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      "70s" I remember about Yorktown, only it was in the 80s .. before the collapse
  10. Doccor18 April 19 2020 17: 23 New
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    "Based on the situation presented on the frames, an important fact can be noted: missile carriers of the Russian aerospace forces began to be accompanied by fighters of the Russian aerospace forces for greater flight safety."

    It would be so long ago. With MIG-31 you will not get sick.
    This cruiser is designed for air interception!
    1. vfwfr April 19 2020 18: 31 New
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      "This cruiser is designed for air interception!" this "formula 1" is not intended for close combat from the word at all.
  11. Rambam April 19 2020 17: 25 New
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    Definitely a victory over NATO, do not even go to the grandmother
  12. Nikolaevich I April 19 2020 17: 31 New
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    Did the pilot just show his thumb? what
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  13. Vitaly Tsymbal April 19 2020 18: 14 New
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    I am an infantry chauvinist ... Why if a pilot waved his hand during "WORK" - ALL WOW !!!! Why when the foot soldier waved his hand - sucks and dumb target (for a sniper) !!!! It may be enough flyers to wave their hands for a "picture" on the Internet ???
    1. iouris April 19 2020 19: 29 New
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      Quote: Vitaliy Tsymbal
      chauvinist ...

      Chauvinism (fr. Chauvinisme) is an ideology, the essence of which is to preach national superiority in order to justify the “right” to discrimination, exploitation and oppression of other peoples.
      When God created infantry, aviation flew in the clouds. So it's different.
  14. novel66 April 19 2020 18: 38 New
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    such escorts have recently turned into quite routine activities

    so it is .. what tryndet
  15. pr.petruchio April 19 2020 19: 28 New
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    The routine work of professionals. 10 meters distance. Hello! - All OK? - Yes - Any problems? No! - Goodbye then! Separate! - Until next time! Good job! Good job!
    The next day - "a provocative flight of a Russian bomber"
  16. Pvi1206 April 19 2020 19: 28 New
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    Power makes nations enemies ...
  17. Protos April 19 2020 19: 28 New
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    Quote: Victor67
    Sit on the couch and keep going !!! Back in Soviet times, those who wanted to play in a neutral space were thrown out of service without retirement by dozens. And it is precisely because of people like you that still half the world believes that no one flies sober in Russia)))

    Proofs will be?
  18. Doccor18 April 19 2020 20: 26 New
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    Quote: vfwfr
    "This cruiser is designed for air interception!" this "formula 1" is not intended for close combat from the word at all.

    Are you serious?
    One of the weapons kit options:
    one 23 mm GSh-6-23M gun (260 rounds); combat load - 3000 kg; 4 long-range missiles R-33; 2 medium-range missiles R-40T; 4 short-range missiles R-60. P-60M. [12]
    Applicable shock systems:
    Cannon: 1 × 6-23mm GSh-6-23: ammunition: 260 rounds; rate of fire: at NU: not less than 8000 / min.
    1. Charik April 19 2020 21: 03 New
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      In naplepil, so what and how much
    2. iouris April 19 2020 22: 27 New
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      Do not strain. It is truly an "airship", not a "fighter." In close combat there is no chance against any fighter. The gun is needed, purely hypothetically, to signal intruder aircraft (incidentally, shooting from it is dangerous for the aircraft). The main adversary of the MiG-31 is SR-71, B-52 and AWACS, which are destroyed in the front hemisphere, as well as Tomahawk cruise missiles (in the front hemisphere against the background of the earth) by a group of two aircraft. Yes, a lot of things can be hung, including the R-60, but the aircraft matters as an interceptor when armed with missiles with a launch range of 150+. And yes, aerobatics can do. But the point?
      1. NN52 April 19 2020 23: 02 New
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        The gun was intended to destroy the ADA (at the time of the creation of the aircraft).
        There are no problems when firing a cannon, there is no airplane glider, believe me ...
        1. iouris April 20 2020 00: 25 New
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          A strange idea to destroy the ADA with the help of the MiG-31. Rather, it is possible to destroy the MiG-31 using ADA. At least one ADA was destroyed MiG-31?
          I believe, however, I have other information about the safety of the gun for this aircraft.
      2. akarfoxhound April 20 2020 00: 20 New
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        MiG-31 still yes, all the same interceptor. But the nonsense about the combat use of a migraine, you have heated up no less than your opponent. Just wrapped it in the opposite direction
        1. iouris April 20 2020 00: 29 New
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          I have no OPPONENT.
          You are poorly educated and do not write with spelling AshyPkami.
          1. akarfoxhound April 20 2020 23: 06 New
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            I agree, you do not have an opponent, comment on someone else's incompetence? Those who want to go down to your level are absent.
            Does the MiG-31go operator like this answer? Is free
        2. NN52 April 20 2020 09: 18 New
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          akarfoxhound
          And what is wrong? In my post about ADA it is written at the time of the creation of the aircraft.
          And it was precisely the gun that was used (did you hear about shells with "highly sensitive" fuses?)
          Several ADA were shot down. (By pilots from Pravdinsk (Istomino). It was a long time ago)
          1. akarfoxhound April 20 2020 23: 17 New
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            You misunderstood me. My post did not apply to you in any way. You wrote it right. Not only did I hear about “dash” shells, but they were on duty with them. We always had a pair of DBs in addition to the ADA board charged by them. But I didn’t have to climb them, the extreme rises were back in the 90s. Now GSH-6 has been allowed to practice using, with a small charge. no deformations of the gun carriage were observed. He began his service at 23th Guards and Aviation Inspectorate (Gromovo), in the region of 180, one of the few 90x regiments that worked as a cannon at a training ground, then a cart-paste in the RLE arrived.
            Have you served in Pravdinsk?
            1. NN52 April 20 2020 23: 41 New
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              akarfoxhound
              Yes, I flew in Pravdinsk. But they didn’t “work” for us (they were “finished” by my time then). But the guys who worked on them still flew with us (bison).
              Of the guns, many of them fired at the time (during military trials 31). And the fact that the Gromovsky regiment was shooting, I heard.
              And with Beshka in 99, our guys shot ..
      3. EvilLion April 21 2020 09: 37 New
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        R-60, even a fighter is falling apart badly. Known cases of the return of the cars hit by it are as if hinting. B-52 she only scare.
    3. Pavel57 April 20 2020 00: 55 New
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      The R-40T and R-60 already have all the resources exhausted. Rather, the P-73.
  19. Charik April 19 2020 20: 46 New
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    31 + 95-Great couple
  20. Shadow April 20 2020 02: 33 New
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    Both ours and not ours work. I want to believe that this time there will be no hysteria for politicians.
  21. aglet April 20 2020 11: 25 New
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    do military warriors have instant selfies? surprised
  22. aglet April 20 2020 11: 26 New
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    Quote: Xenofont
    According to the minister, these tanks (Armata) were sent to Syria "in order to take into account all the nuances in combat conditions." "In Syria, as you know, it is precisely this kind of test," said Manturov,

    what, all two?
  23. aglet April 20 2020 11: 28 New
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    Quote: Xenofont
    It is unlikely that they are fighting, they are running in the Middle East climate with checking systems

    we have this climate in! both free and safe!
  24. aglet April 20 2020 11: 29 New
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    Quote: Vitaliy Tsymbal
    Where is Shoigu talking

    also found authority
  25. aglet April 20 2020 11: 32 New
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    Quote: iouris
    But the point?

    maybe there’s nobody else to send?
  26. Sasha from Uralmash April 20 2020 16: 00 New
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    The pilot says, go trial! I’ll give you an iris! And he opened his mouth in bliss!
  27. EvilLion April 21 2020 09: 30 New
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    The usual greeting, when approaching visual contact, is normal, especially since they can regularly intersect there.
  28. Dmitry V. April 21 2020 11: 39 New
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    Some “official” persons were very wary of NATO smiles and welcome gestures captured in the photo, not without reason believing that they were not left without the same response from our pilots, which was seen as a loss of the proper level of vigilance and insufficiently educated hatred for world imperialism. And it was not known that hatred, the upbringing of which "professional patriots" worked so hard, abstractly, by itself, cannot settle in the soul of a normal person, for it is born only out of love - love for the fatherland, for one’s people, for one’s life, to the family finally. Good and love live in the soul of a patriot, not evil and hatred.

    "WHAT WAS - THAT WAS"
    RESHETNIKOV Vasily Vasilievich
    Soviet military pilot, Hero of the Soviet Union (1943), Commander of Long-Range Aviation (1969-1980), Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the USSR Air Force, retired colonel general, Honored Military Pilot of the USSR.
    1. Varaga April 21 2020 12: 39 New
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      That's for sure. Do not take, do not add.
  29. Varaga April 21 2020 12: 36 New
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    "Fu-16! Is everything okay with you ?! Exactly ?! Well, look ... If anything, it's not my fault."