Su-35 Russian Aerospace Forces forced the U.S. Navy reconnaissance plane to abandon approach to military facilities in Syria


The Russian Ministry of Defense confirms that an American reconnaissance aircraft was trying to get closer to Russian military facilities in Syria. According to the latest information, one of such objects is the air base of the Russian Aerospace Forces “Khmeimim” in Latakia.


The Russian Defense Ministry noted that a fighter was raised to intercept an American reconnaissance aircraft. This is a Su-35 plane that took off from the aforementioned Russian air base located in Syria.

As a result, the Su-35 "met" the American reconnaissance board over the Mediterranean Sea. The Russian pilot confirmed the belonging of the aircraft to the US Navy. There was also a so-called visual contact - the Su-35 pilot recorded the board number of the US Navy aircraft.

The Russian military department noted that the Su-35 approaching an American aircraft did not carry any danger for the latter. Everything was carried out in strict compliance with international standards in neutral airspace.

It is known that after approaching the Su-35, the U.S. Navy reconnaissance aircraft was forced to change the route of its flight and refuse to approach the Russian military facilities in the SAR.

Recall that previously in the Pentagon, Russian pilots were repeatedly accused of “unprofessional actions in the air” and other “sins” in the interception or other variant of rapprochement of military means aviation.
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  1. Mavrikiy April 20 2020 13: 23 New
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    There was also a so-called visual contact - the Su-35 pilot recorded the side number of the US Navy aircraft.
    "When a simple and gentle look, you caress me my friend ..."
    1. Sky strike fighter April 20 2020 13: 32 New
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      It’s not in vain that the Su-35S will equip the R-37M, because the competitors are on the alert. The arms race is gaining momentum. Even according to rumors, the R-37M integrates on the Su-30SM.
      In the Russian air force, work is underway to integrate long-range R-35M long-range air-to-air missiles into the armament of Su-37S fighters. This publication "Izvestia" said a source in the military-industrial complex of Russia. As expected, at the end of 2020, test launches of this missile from Su-35S fighters should take place, after which mass equipment with a new missile will begin. Previously, the R-37M was adopted, and it is equipped with fighter-interceptors MiG-31BM and MiG-31BSM, for which it was created to equip it.


      In addition to Russia, China possesses the owner of super-long range air-to-air missiles. It is known that China has a new long-range missile PL-15, which is equipped with a ramjet engine and is capable of developing a maximum speed five times the speed of sound. Estimates of the range of the PL-15 vary over a very wide range - from 150 to 300-400 kilometers. Probably, like the R-37M, the range of the PL-15 depends on the type of target being hit and the trajectory.

      At the same time, the United States, which has traditionally been a leader in the development of various aviation ammunition, has now become an outsider in the field of long-range missile development. Starting in 2017, Lockheed-Martin Corporation in the USA has been developing a promising long-range air-to-air missile AIM-260 JATM, which is being created as a response to the Russian R-37M and Chinese PL-15. According to the plans of the US military, the AIM-260 tests should begin in 2021, and full-scale purchases from 2026 fiscal year.
      Details: https://regnum.ru/news/polit/2922286.html
      Any use of materials is allowed only if there is a hyperlink to REGNUM.
  2. sanik2020 April 20 2020 13: 27 New
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    Recall that earlier at the Pentagon, Russian pilots were repeatedly accused of “unprofessional actions in the air” and other “sins” in the interception or other variant of rapprochement of military aircraft.

    Blaming this is their creed; they simply cannot live without accusations. But it is necessary to drive away, all the same they will constantly probe. In Soviet times, they constantly flew into our airspace, but the Soviet Union was appointed the aggressor in them.
    1. kjhg April 20 2020 13: 43 New
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      Quote: sanik2020
      But it is necessary to drive away, all the same they will constantly probe.

      That's why the pike in the river, so that the crucian would not doze off. Everyone should do their own thing. Scouts - reconnaissance, interceptors - intercept, air defense crews close the sky.
      1. Hto tama April 20 2020 16: 45 New
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        Quote: kjhg
        Quote: sanik2020
        But it is necessary to drive away, all the same they will constantly probe.

        That's why the pike in the river, so that the crucian would not doze off. Everyone should do their own thing. Scouts - reconnaissance, interceptors - intercept, air defense crews close the sky.

        It inspired: in the military enlistment office the conscript “I want to be a pilot” - the military commissar “no, you will not be a pilot” - the conscript: - “then I want to serve in the air defense” - the military commissar: ““ why in the air defense? ”- the conscript: -“ I don’t I fly, nobody flies "- wassat
        1. kjhg April 20 2020 16: 51 New
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          Quote: hto tama
          I do not fly, nobody flies "-

          So this is the long-standing motto of air defense officers: we don’t fly ourselves and don’t give others.
          1. Hto tama April 20 2020 17: 24 New
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            I just remembered a joke, well, in general we have anecdotes quoted from life bully hi
    2. Starover_Z April 20 2020 16: 11 New
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      Quote: sanik2020
      But it is necessary to drive away, all the same they will constantly probe.

      Nobody calls them to our military and industrial facilities. Intrusive winged always drive away, but too persistent also gets on the first number! Or they don’t remember the past ?!
      1. Lelek April 21 2020 00: 45 New
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        Quote: Starover_Z
        Nobody calls them to our military and industrial facilities.

        hi
        Moreover, Russia officially closed the sky over Syria for all aircraft except those belonging to the ATS and the Russian Aerospace Forces. Americans, Turks, and Israel are notified of this. So, we have the right to drive away unsolicited ATS from the borders.
  3. Doccor18 April 20 2020 13: 28 New
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    I read and matured the question. And how much does an American reconnaissance flight hour and an SU-35 fighter flight hour cost? It looks like the cost of the first is much less than the second. I mean, it’s a little expensive to drive everyone away there, with such an expensive and complicated machine ... When will the light hawk appear in our VKS?
    1. mintai_kot April 20 2020 13: 35 New
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      It will be a little expensive when the war begins! And you also have to pay for the world,
      1. Doccor18 April 20 2020 13: 42 New
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        You need to pay for everything, a question of price. It is possible to hammer a nail with a microscope .. But why?
        1. Gray brother April 20 2020 13: 51 New
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          Quote: Doccor18
          But why?

          The base is not rubber, it makes no sense to take the place of weak machines. A "light" fighter can be useful only to some small country, and we need to carry the load far and much.
        2. mintai_kot April 20 2020 14: 04 New
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          And you come to me in Debaltseve and talk about microscopes, I will show you mountains of "microscopes" that no one needs in the form of metal. Do not think that war is somewhere out there! And the stronger the Yankees will get by now, the more stable the world will be tomorrow
          1. Doccor18 April 20 2020 14: 29 New
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            Who says what should not be given? It’s necessary to give on scraps. I just raised the topic of fighter jets. The fact that all the news about fighters is heavy multifunctional cars. They are great air fighters, but sometimes they are just redundant. Light fighters are also needed. They are in the USA, China, Sweden sells them right and left. And in the USSR they were not just like that. It is possible to solve all tasks of the SU-57 when it appears in the troops. But is that reasonable? That is all I wanted to say. And in response, the negative ...
            And that the war is going on and today is going on - I know that.
            There is a proposal not to rush at each other, but to share thoughts and reasoning. Let everyone have different opinions, let
            someone doesn’t know something ..
            For me personally, VO is an outlet; I rest here with my soul.
        3. Lelek April 21 2020 00: 47 New
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          Quote: Doccor18
          But why?


          And it’s convenient to hold onto the bracket.
    2. Sky strike fighter April 20 2020 13: 37 New
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      How do you like the Mig-35D? Or are you asking about the fifth generation light fighter?
      1. Doccor18 April 20 2020 13: 47 New
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        MIG-35 is certainly easier than the SU-35, but the language does not turn out to be called easy. 29,5 tons when fully loaded. You need something really light and moderately simple for secondary tasks. Fifth generation or 4 +++, but it is needed in the troops.
        1. ancient April 20 2020 14: 42 New
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          Quote: Doccor18
          MIG-35 is certainly easier than the SU-35, but the language does not turn out to be called easy. 29,5 tons when fully loaded

          So you decide what you want or a light fighter to work in the operational and tactical depths or .... "plane", which must fly somewhere .. further.
          Gpus.- 11 tons, Gtop .- 5 tons, broadcast 3-4 tons of missiles or bombs or a “complex” and ... here you have a light aircraft, practically with G vl.norm. wink
        2. Sky strike fighter April 20 2020 14: 49 New
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          Quote: Doccor18
          MIG-35 is certainly easier than the SU-35, but the language does not turn out to be called easy. 29,5 tons when fully loaded. You need something really light and moderately simple for secondary tasks. Fifth generation or 4 +++, but it is needed in the troops.

          The maximum take-off weight of the Mig-35 is 24 500 kg. And this is what you need. Would the F-35 suit you? Fifth generation, but it does not fit your definition of "light hawk". It is somewhere 5-6 tons heavier than the Mig-35. Moreover, the F-35 in the US Air Force will be used for secondary tasks in the future, as they say for all occasions they have this machine.
          1. Doccor18 April 20 2020 15: 04 New
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            Quote: Sky Strike fighter
            Quote: Doccor18
            MIG-35 is certainly easier than the SU-35, but the language does not turn out to be called easy. 29,5 tons when fully loaded. You need something really light and moderately simple for secondary tasks. Fifth generation or 4 +++, but it is needed in the troops.

            The maximum take-off weight of the Mig-35 is 24 500 kg. And this is what you need. Would the F-35 suit you? Fifth generation, but it does not fit your definition of "light hawk". It is somewhere 5-6 tons heavier than the Mig-35. Moreover, the F-35 in the US Air Force will be used for secondary tasks in the future, as they say for all occasions they have this machine.

            In my opinion, the MIG-35 is too heavy. So where is he in the troops? How much will our country be able to supply the SU-57 to the VKS? It is doubtful that more than 100 cars? Enough of this in the future?
            We need an analogue of the Swedish Flu.
            1. Sky strike fighter April 20 2020 15: 18 New
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              So it turns out that the army does not need an analogue of Grippen. If they are going to make a fifth-generation light fighter, then again with two engines and they are unlikely to be weaker than the engines currently on the Mig-35, and if so, then they will begin to stuff the machine with ammunition to failure, so that a light machine will not work again until they wouldn’t want to create it. We would have more, but heavier. The next about the Mig-35 will be only 5 generations. Yes, and the same French cost an analogue of the Mig-35 - Rafale and do not whine about the light car. The same F-35 is also not a light fighter and no one bothers with this.
              In my opinion, the MIG-35 is too heavy. So where is he in the troops?

              State tests are underway. 6 Mig-35s already delivered to the VKS are, in my opinion, being mastered now in the flight training center. Then to teach pilots on this machine. The Azerbaijani military has already flown on the MiG-35, delivered to the VKS.
    3. Cap.nemo58rus April 20 2020 13: 37 New
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      C'mon, where does this data come from? The scout is clearly more expensive. IMHO.
    4. Doccor18 April 20 2020 13: 41 New
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      I don’t understand what the cons are?
      It seems to me that there is a contingent on the site that can only be minus and maybe the rest ..... is not enough!
      1. Altona April 20 2020 14: 07 New
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        Quote: Doccor18
        I don’t understand what the cons are?
        It seems to me that there is a contingent on the site that can only be minus and maybe the rest ..... is not enough!

        ----------------------
        Plus for your curiosity.
      2. ancient April 20 2020 14: 46 New
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        Quote: Doccor18
        I don’t understand what the cons are?

        For your questions and comparisons, dear! hi
        You would, by analogy, compare the wages of Sechin or Miller with a turner of the highest level (comparing with whom there is more benefit, and from whom .... as if to put it mildly ... some losses wassat )
        And what is .... minor tasks in DB mode? belay
        Please explain .. "not reasonable" hi
    5. Golovan Jack April 20 2020 13: 50 New
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      Quote: Doccor18
      It’s me that it’s a little expensive to drive away everyone there, with such an expensive and complex machine ...

      It depends on what to drive away, dear negative
    6. Altona April 20 2020 14: 06 New
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      Quote: Doccor18
      And how much does an American reconnaissance flight hour and an SU-35 fighter flight hour cost?

      -----------------------------
      The Boeing 737-800, which is Poseidon R-8A, is more expensive than a fighter. He takes 2 times more fuel on board.
    7. Grits April 20 2020 14: 07 New
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      Quote: Doccor18
      When will the light hawk appear in our VKS?

      In the near future, it certainly will not appear. And maybe never. Because if Mig starts to develop it, then for a start 2 engines will be stuck to him. Since with one, like Grippen or F-16, 35, our aircraft may not pull everything that they want to hang on them (powerful weapons, powerful radar, etc.). As a result, the MiG-35 will still turn out. The car is good, but not a light hawk.
      1. Sky strike fighter April 20 2020 14: 36 New
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        The F-35 will be heavier than the MiG-35. The Americans will also not have a “new hawk” of a new generation, but this doesn’t stop them from selling their F-35 around the world and bet on it in their Air Force. 35? Because he is not light or because he is not stealth? A very successful car turned out.
        About TTX Mig-35.
        MiG presented the following: maximum take-off weight of 24 500 kg, speed up to 2100 km / h, practical ceiling 16 km, maximum flight range of 3000 km. Nine points of external suspension for a maximum external load of 6500 kg - for guided missiles of the "air-to-air" and "air-to-surface" class, adjustable and conventional aerial bombs, bomb containers.
        Maximum operational overload - 9G.

        At the same time, the Mig-35 is more maneuverable than the Su-35S.
        very interesting: the maximum thrust is within 2 × 8800 kgf, and the angles of deviation of the thrust vector are ± 15 ° versus ± 20 ° in the MiG-35. At the same time, the maximum take-off weight of the car is almost a third higher than that of the competitor - 34 kg.

        The Mig-35 has a weak radar and high rate of climb.
        MiG-35 in rate of climb overtakes all other fighters of the world. At its 330 m / s French Dassault Rafale can best answer - 305 m / s. Su-35 is also worse - 280 m / s, but better than the F-16 with its 250 m / s. And the M-35A, with just 240 m / s, will beat our MiG like a duck. It makes no sense to compare electronic systems, radars, avionics: the best that can be developed and produced in our defense industry complex is placed on both machines. And all this, of course, will continue to improve. Already today the range of detection of air targets by a new modification of the Zhuk-AM radar reaches 300 km, and this is already enough for any reasonable reaction to the fact that the target is illuminated on the display.

        https://m.tsargrad.tv/articles/mig-sdelal-zajavku-na-pobedu-nad-su_218235
        1. Grits April 20 2020 15: 15 New
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          So why doesn't everyone like the Mig-35? Is it not light or because it is not stealth?

          I am satisfied with the Mig-35. The car is very good. Just the previous commentator has already mentioned nails and a microscope. The thing is that the Mig-35 in terms of cost and operating costs (or whatever, you better know) not far from the Su-35/30. That is, a little expensive for some purposes. As for example, described above - to drive away the intruder from the base. You, as a specialist, may know better, but in my opinion, there should be an easy and cheap front-line fighter for tasks that are redundant for a heavy and expensive fighter. Even to the detriment of some characteristics.
          1. Sky strike fighter April 20 2020 15: 56 New
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            The thing is that the Mig-35 in terms of cost and operating costs (or whatever, you better know) not far from the Su-35/30.

            Operation Mig-35 and a half times cheaper than the same Su-30SM. We do not have a more efficient machine for the cost of operation. The Mig-35 is just the workhorse in the USA as F-16, and in the USSR as Mig-29.
      2. ancient April 20 2020 15: 02 New
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        Quote: Gritsa
        our planes may not pull everything that they want to hang on them (powerful weapons, powerful radar, etc.)

        Well, what do you think, with 3340 kg of fuel and with 6,5 tons of load, your Grippen can fly somewhere? wink
        The plane is a priori non-rubber .. and if you want to hang something so that you can fly somewhere far away (4th turn0, then please hang up the PTB, but then subtract G b / c from the one having Gmax. ..proportional to the top .. otherwise no
        So the Mig-35 with a normal take-off weight is an excellent light fighter. soldier
        1. Grits April 20 2020 15: 22 New
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          So the Mig-35 with a normal take-off weight is an excellent light fighter.

          Nobody argues that the Mig-35 is a wonderful aircraft. Just tell me, as a specialist, why does a light fighter have two engines? To eat more fuel and hook additional tanks? Why have we stopped designing single-engine aircraft?
          For me, so if you need to fly somewhere further, then use a heavy fighter. And if you need to drive away a scout from the base, as in the written case, then a lung would be enough.
          1. ancient April 20 2020 16: 40 New
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            Quote: Gritsa
            Why does a light fighter have two engines?

            Not a lot of incorrectly formulated question wink - if they asked why our fighter jet does not have a single-engine lineup, that is, a lot of "+" and a lot of "-".
            Cons:
            1. We don’t have engines with the characteristics of the Pries and Generals.
            2. Lag in REO, and AO (weight, dimensions, functionality).
            3. The increase in the empty weight of the aircraft.
            4. Greater fuel consumption.
            5. Problems with mass-dimensional criteria - you always have to “sacrifice” something - either avionics, fuel, or B / C.

            Pros :
            1. Reliability and combat survivability (in all respects and at all stages of flight).
            2. Great thrust-to-weight ratio.
            Well and so on ...... drinks
    8. ciujoilu April 20 2020 14: 52 New
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      What i read now fool
    9. ciujoilu April 20 2020 15: 03 New
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      They wrote to you in the article that flew out to identify the target. Whence the conclusion that I didn’t know what kind of plane it was, but if there was some F-15 instead of Poseidon and you fly out to intercept such a cheap maize, nothing like a maize, the main thing is cheap.
  4. Thrifty April 20 2020 13: 29 New
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    The Yankees are not just pankers — they are superpunners and liars !!! The video shows how our “Drying” gallantly walked past their airspeaker, and the Yankees let a tear go that we were flying their plane! !! shattered! !! fool fool Yeah, and their crew, you see, rushed laughing !!!
  5. Lord of the Sith April 20 2020 13: 35 New
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    All kinds of spies crawl like fleas in a famous place.
  6. Free wind April 20 2020 13: 35 New
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    Well, it seems like no incident happened, what is the news then? Normal flight situation.
  7. Widiopedia project April 20 2020 13: 37 New
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    It all sounds strange. If the Su-35 did not carry any danger for Poseidon, then how did it make someone not to approach somewhere? It is naive to think that Poseidon decided to fly away simply because Su35 flew to him in neutral waters. The problem is that our officials and military are so used to lying and drawing a beautiful picture that no one bothers about the real situation.
    1. iaroslav.mudryi April 20 2020 16: 37 New
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      Quote: Widiopedia Project
      It all sounds strange. If the Su-35 did not carry any danger for Poseidon, then how did it make someone not to approach somewhere? It is naive to think that Poseidon decided to fly away simply because Su35 flew to him in neutral waters. The problem is that our officials and military are so used to lying and drawing a beautiful picture that no one bothers about the real situation.


      It should be noted that this is the second case in the last 4 days when the Su-35 drives Poseidon away. From the news story in the last frames it is clear that Poseidon is doing the same lapel to the left, moving away from the coast of Syria. (plot here: https://yadi.sk/i/cI7TYY1HXR5EqQ).

      From a press release from the US 6th Fleet, it is known that our Su-35 escorted and intercepted the P-8A for 100 minutes. There were two interceptions, the first did not seem to have any effect on the Americans, and the second seemed dangerous to them, after which the P-8A turned away.
      On April 19, 2020, a US Navy P-8A aircraft flying in international airspace over the Mediterranean Sea was intercepted twice by a Russian SU-35 over a period of 100 minutes. The first intercept was deemed safe and professional. The second intercept was determined to be unsafe and unprofessional due to the SU-35 a conducting high-speed, high-powered maneuver that decreased aircraft separation to within 25 feet, directly in front of the P-8A, exposing the US aircraft to wake turbulence and jet exhaust.

      (https://www.c6f.navy.mil/Press-Room/News/Article/2155654/unsafe-russian-intercept-over-mediterranean-sea/)

      Video (slow-motion) from the P-8A board https://yadi.sk/i/wfqVbaf20DmL9Q
      original from here: https://twitter.com/USNavyEurope

      Where is it clear that someone is lying ?! Americans want to get secrets from Russian military facilities in Syria. Our dryers politely drive them away, do not knock us to them in neutral waters !!! A couple of turbulences in front of the nose of the P-8A as a result of the maneuvers of the Su-35, forces Poseidon to turn off the mission and set sail.
      1. dedusik April 20 2020 23: 34 New
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        Голос Америки пишет https://www.golos-ameriki.ru/a/article-us-navy-russia/5379756.html?fbclid=IwAR0Kqxho2Gd4WHpxF_yXoqMx5DZeUVFI6DgpLHf6mjEZG8UqZ3BgHEj0WWE
        US forces report a dangerous rapprochement with a Russian fighter over the Mediterranean - this is the second such incident in the region in four days.

        A Navy statement released on Sunday did not specify exactly where the rapprochement occurred, but reported that it happened over international waters. According to several sites tracking the movement of aircraft, the incident occurred in the eastern Mediterranean, off the coast of Syria.

        According to the Navy, the Russian Su-35 fighter doubled closer to the American P-8A observer aircraft. The second time the distance was less than 8 meters.
        “The second interception was deemed unsafe and unprofessional,” the statement said.
  8. Tank jacket April 20 2020 13: 44 New
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    Again Poseidon-8 was sent to conduct a group of Drones with bombs?
  9. iouris April 20 2020 13: 46 New
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    Is this already a publication on one “info feed”? "And nothing has changed".
  10. sanik2020 April 20 2020 13: 49 New
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    I read and matured the question. And how much does an American reconnaissance flight hour and an SU-35 fighter flight hour cost? It looks like the cost of the first is much less than the second. I mean, it’s a little expensive to drive everyone away there, with such an expensive and complicated machine ... When will the light hawk appear in our VKS?

    A light hawk cannot barrage in the waiting area, it only needs to take off, shoot and go home, and in this situation, you need to hang in the air, closing the zone and escorting the enemy.
  11. Stalllker April 20 2020 14: 22 New
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    It feels like they have only "women" serving ... Or demi
  12. Gennady Fomkin April 20 2020 15: 02 New
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    A curious barbarian in the bazaar cut off his nose.
  13. Zastupnik April 20 2020 16: 01 New
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    Well, intercepted, a common thing .. That's if I shot down!
  14. Klingon April 20 2020 19: 13 New
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    when the stripes are blocking the way to Russian military equipment, then everything is fine, no disturbances about "unprofessionalism" should be, but then look straight ahead, they begin to scream
  15. Varaga April 21 2020 11: 45 New
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    Pentagon repeatedly accused Russian pilots of "unprofessional actions in the air"

    This is their "work." Advocacy to set up a "global community" against Russia. Our natural resources, which we "do not have the right to dispose alone," still haunt them. Only now it is not configurable in any way. Barking is heard from afar ...