Pentagon confirmed joint training of US and Russian pilots in Syria

A source from the Reuters agency at the Pentagon confirmed the fact of joint training of US and Russian pilots in Syria, reports RIA News.


Pentagon confirmed joint training of US and Russian pilots in Syria


"It was about testing communications, in which for three minutes one American and one Russian aircraft took part," said a source.

“The goal was to check the safety protocols negotiated by Russia and the United States. The planes came close to 5 miles in Syria’s airspace, ”he added.

More details about the training of pilots correspondent RIA News told his own source in the US Department of Defense.

“Today around noon, Qatari time, a US military aircraft carried out scheduled testing of communications with a Russian military aircraft in accordance with the memorandum of understanding on flight safety, which was signed by both countries. The purpose of the test was to confirm the security protocols established in the memorandum, ”said the official.

“The test was carried out in the sky in the southern part of Central Syria and lasted about three minutes. This test is a precautionary measure, which is intended only to ensure that in the case of a meeting of the coalition plane and the Russian aircraft during the operations in Syria, the methods of communication established in the agreement worked. The test ensured that this method of communication was not used for the first time during an unplanned meeting, ”the source added.
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  1. svp67 4 November 2015 09: 02 New
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    An extra fact confirming that our VKS are respected by our “overseas partners” and that they, through their actions, have proved that they simply MUST be reckoned with in order to remain intact.
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    2. MIKHAN 4 November 2015 09: 19 New
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      "testing" ..))) well ... they’re still afraid of us! Remember how they caught up with Syria before aircraft carriers and others, and our navy a few breasts got up like "destroy us first, and then Syria! Then the USA they realized that Russia is no longer there, as in 90 = x..A after "Calibration", in general, "hiccups" attacked their generals ... laughing The main battle is yet to come ...
    3. Good me 4 November 2015 09: 30 New
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      Quote: svp67
      An extra fact confirming that our VKS are respected by our “overseas partners” and that they, through their actions, have proved that they simply MUST be reckoned with in order to remain intact.


      I do not fully share your so rosy impression of what happened.

      Drop, harmful in this case, "Urya-I-I-ah-ah ..."

      Think about how it happened that the US Air Force combat aircraft are illegal, and at the same time calmly "plow" the sky of Syria, and we have to put up with it, playing a comedy with "exercises", really following the example of nezalezhniki, passing it off as "overpowering"?
      1. Manul 4 November 2015 10: 06 New
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        Quote: Good I
        Think about how it happened that the US Air Force combat aircraft are illegal, and at the same time calmly "plow" the sky of Syria, and we have to put up with it, playing a comedy with "exercises", really following the example of nezalezhniki, passing it off as "overpowering"?

        I agree. Instead of raising the question to the UN about the illegality of the military presence of other countries in Syria, except for those that are allowed by the legitimate government of a sovereign country, and instead of issuing an ultimatum so that they all leave the territory of Syria within 24 hours, we have to play good luck with them. There are not enough words.
        1. KnightRider 4 November 2015 10: 40 New
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          Quote: Manul
          I agree. Instead of raising the question to the UN about the illegality of the military presence of other countries in Syria, except for those that are allowed by the legitimate government of a sovereign country, and instead of issuing an ultimatum so that they all leave the territory of Syria within 24 hours, we have to play good luck with them. There are not enough words.

          Do we need it? Whose airspace is this: ours or Syrian? Well, let the Syrians put ultimatums for them, I would see how they would drive out coalition planes. Or are you counting on our aviation? Those. instead of bombing the objects of igil and other al-nusra, should our pilots “chase” US fighters and companies? Stupid, isn't it? Therefore, instead of empty dreams, you need to do real things: coalition planes will not stop flying in the sky of Syria, although they have reduced the intensity of flights, but they are obliged to comply with the rules and coordinate with us in the security field - which we did. In addition, while there are American planes in the sky, there is less chance that militants will have stingers and other modern air defense
        2. Bayonet 4 November 2015 11: 01 New
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          Quote: Manul
          , and instead of delivering an ultimatum so that they all leave Syria within 24 hours,

          Will we put an ultimatum? Only the Syria can deliver an ultimatum on its territory, do not you think?
          And the second one. Well, let's say we set such an ultimatum, and they put on it - what will we do? Declare war on NATO?
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          2. creak 4 November 2015 12: 00 New
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            Quote: Bayonet
            Well, let's say we set such an ultimatum, and they put on it - what will we do? Declare war on NATO?


            Like what? We will announce another ultimatum, since there are experience of Chinese warnings ...
            Strange, the manifestation of common sense causes such an ambiguous reaction ...
            Even during the Cold War, agreements existed to prevent incidents at sea and in the air ...
            Accordingly, when our scouts flew over American ships, their carrier-based fighter planes, taking off to intercept, behaved quite correctly and the pilots sometimes even exchanged short phrases ..
            Just professionals, unlike some computer heroes, know that both sides just do their job and are not inclined to wave their sabers in vain, because they are sitting in the cockpit of a combat aircraft, and not at the monitor ...
            And then we have some particularly zealous commentators, sitting on the couch and not on the plane in Syria, nevertheless were able to hear how the Americans hiccup with a fright .. lol
          3. Manul 4 November 2015 13: 24 New
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            Quote: Bayonet
            Will we put an ultimatum? Only the Syria can deliver an ultimatum on its territory, do not you think?
            And the second one. Well, let's say we set such an ultimatum, and they put on it - what will we do? Declare war on NATO?

            hi Alexander, I agree on both points. I say - we have to. But the notorious coalition is located there in conjunction with the decision of the UN Security Council? Or at your own discretion? I do not propose starting to shoot down American fighters. I just want to dream what we say - “Sha”, and the Americans will immediately leave the zone of our interests.
    4. Sterlya 4 November 2015 09: 33 New
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      so long been in North Korea wassat After that, the Russian pilots Li Tsy Ching did not meet in direct contact with Amer aces, those Bedouins always donkeyed on donkeys and camels, and felt like arbiters of fate, etc. The world is very far from perfection and further development, and most of all are far from it Anglo-Saxons (I still do not understand the process of creating a state by redeeming the scalps of the indigenous population)
      1. shalim 4 November 2015 11: 06 New
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        add to the electronic, BUT for a while, something like that ...
    5. iConst 4 November 2015 11: 04 New
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      Quote: svp67
      An extra fact confirming that our videoconferencing forces respect our "overseas partners"
      - It is an extra fact that the military themselves are more sane than politicians in chairs.

      Despite the screech from the White House and even the statements of the NATO bumps, the local military “squeezed” this normal move.

      The presence and work of the Russian aerospace forces is an objective reality. Trying to ignore them is akin to trying to ignore a concrete pillar standing in the way ...
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      2. creak 4 November 2015 15: 04 New
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        Quote: iConst
        The extra fact that the military themselves are more sane than politicians in chairs


        And one more confirmation of that old truth that politicians unleash wars, and all soldiers disentangle ...
    6. Max_Bauder 4 November 2015 11: 43 New
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      Pin. The day is going through.
    7. dmi.pris 4 November 2015 11: 44 New
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      Amers left to test the self-destruction button ...
      Quote: svp67
      An extra fact confirming that our VKS are respected by our “overseas partners” and that they, through their actions, have proved that they simply MUST be reckoned with in order to remain intact.
  2. slizhov 4 November 2015 09: 04 New
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    It begins to delight that there is a "desire" to jointly fight obscurantism throughout the world ...
    And this desire is based on the Force, which can no longer be ignored.
    commendable, that's just ...
    Tricky Americans ...
    They are never late for the spill !!!
  3. onix757 4 November 2015 09: 07 New
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    Well, finally, it’s been such a long time that Amers have been diminishing cooperation. And they were offering various plans and maps and explaining to them, and they, infection, didn’t know at all that Russia was not the USSR and it’s not worthy to get out of that crap will be able.
  4. moskowit 4 November 2015 09: 07 New
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    Having stepped on their own "pride", they rush to adopt experience. Especially for free. Of course, such a master class may appear once in a lifetime. Why not take advantage?
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      Darkoff 4 November 2015 09: 15 New
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      The concept of pride is not inherent in the current European and other Western ruling mentality. What seems to be pride is rather the neglect of the strong in relation to the weak.
      And “an attack on one’s own pride” is nothing more than pragmatism.
      Now they can no longer afford to neglect us, because felt the power.
  5. nemec55 4 November 2015 09: 18 New
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    I’m ready to argue that in 50 years American history books will speak about the difficult situation of the Russian troops in Syria and the enchanting victory of the American troops after intervening in the situation.
    But in the Ponadus 404 it seems like sho they killed all of them with a clique of a Banderade pride igil bidet and the whole hell surrendered.
    1. Paranoid50 4 November 2015 11: 02 New
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      Quote: nemec55
      But in the Ponadus 404 it seems like sho they killed all of them with a clique of a Banderade pride igil bidet and the whole hell surrendered.

      That neither !!! Well, stink brothers - igilovtsi and Bandera.
      1. nemec55 4 November 2015 18: 57 New
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        drinks
        That neither !!! Well, stink brothers - igilovtsi and Bandera.

        Peremoga however !!! wassat
  6. demoniac1666 4 November 2015 09: 23 New
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    It is no longer possible to ignore the obvious superiority of our approach to the "Syrian issue", therefore, gritting their teeth, they, as it were, condescendingly agree to cooperate !!! ))) yes
  7. mamont5 4 November 2015 09: 37 New
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    Quote: onix757
    Well, finally, for so much time, Amers belittled cooperation.

    Not begged, but offered. Feel the difference.
  8. cniza 4 November 2015 09: 50 New
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    Quote: mamont5
    Quote: onix757
    Well, finally, for so much time, Amers belittled cooperation.

    Not begged, but offered. Feel the difference.



    And most of all the US flyers were afraid, and we went to meet them and agreed on safety rules.
  9. Million 4 November 2015 09: 53 New
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    for three minutes

    That's right, no more
  10. BLOND 4 November 2015 09: 58 New
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    certainly not docking Soyuz-Apollo
    but also means a lot
  11. MIKHAN 4 November 2015 10: 02 New
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    A bit of humor, but in the subject ... drinks
  12. Dezinto 4 November 2015 10: 07 New
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    a little bit in the subject:

    1. Bayonet 4 November 2015 11: 14 New
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      Quote: DEZINTO
      a little bit in the subject:

      Thank you, good video. People from both sides are doing their job, talking with a smile.
  13. APASUS 4 November 2015 10: 08 New
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    The Americans live in an illusory world created by their own hands and when the fog dissipates, it turns out that the Russian Air Force can beat them, and here they have their brain switched on instantly - it’s better to agree. Moreover, they didn’t understand where they overslept the situation
  14. PlotnikoffDD 4 November 2015 10: 11 New
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    and Americans got scared to get closer?
  15. taseka 4 November 2015 10: 20 New
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    At the very beginning, the Americans almost spoke about the use of weapons against our aircraft, then they refused about joint operations, about joint rescue measures for pilots, and now they have come to our senses and are already conducting joint trainings! It’s good, soon they will surrender the “moderate opposition”!
  16. Hikar 4 November 2015 10: 30 New
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    Americans - stop bobming!
    Russians - london from ve capital of the grit britain
    1. Good me 4 November 2015 10: 39 New
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      Quote: Hnikar
      Americans - stop bobming!
      Russians ...
  17. bad
    bad 4 November 2015 10: 48 New
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    “The test was conducted in the sky in southern Central Syria and lasted about three minutes. This test is a precautionary measure, which is aimed only to ensure that in the case of a meeting between a coalition plane and a Russian plane during operations in Syria, the methods of communication established in the agreement work. The test ensured that this method of communication was not used for the first time in an unplanned meeting. ”
    ... our pilots probably do not believe in any agreements with the adversary .. "partners" very often make the setups ..
  18. russmensch 4 November 2015 12: 11 New
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    Aircraft approaching 5 miles in midair ...

    This test is a precaution ... The test ensured that this method of communication was not used for the first time in an unplanned meeting. ”

    So I want to introduce a dialogue like:
    "I am SU-34 Russian aircraft. Have you come close to me for 5 miles. Have you looked? And now I quickly did it. If you succeed, it means the test passed perfectly"
  19. roskot 4 November 2015 13: 02 New
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    “The goal was to check the safety protocols agreed upon by Russia and the United States.

    The protocols were checked. And to complete the tasks.
  20. NordUral 4 November 2015 14: 12 New
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    Okay, at least we’re cooperating without knocking each other out. But the Arabs themselves will decide who is their friend and who is the enemy.