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The Pentagon claimed that the RC-135 carried out a “routine reconnaissance flight” over the Sea of ​​Japan, and that Russia's claims were not substantiated

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Another absentee discussion showed itself between official representatives of the Russian and American military departments. A couple of days ago, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced that Russian air defense systems discovered an American reconnaissance aircraft RC-135 over the Sea of ​​Japan, which flew with the transponder turned off, performing aerial reconnaissance near the Russian borders. Russian Defense Ministry called such a flight threatening the safety of civilian air traffic aviation.


A military attache at the US embassy was also called.

From the statement press service Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation:
A representative of the US Department of Defense indicated that the 22 of May 2016 of the year by Russian air defense weapons was detected by a reconnaissance aircraft of the US Air Force RC-135, which carried out aerial reconnaissance over the Sea of ​​Japan near the state border of the Russian Federation. The US Air Force aircraft flew with the transponder turned off. Information about the route the crew was not brought to the dispatching services in the region. In this case, the aircraft used flight levels intended for regular flights by civil aircraft. The Russian Defense Ministry drew attention to the need for measures to prevent the recurrence of such situations during flights of American reconnaissance aircraft near the Russian borders.


The Pentagon claimed that the RC-135 carried out a “routine reconnaissance flight” over the Sea of ​​Japan, and that Russia's claims were not substantiated


In connection with the flight of the American reconnaissance aircraft, civilian air traffic controllers of the Russian Federation were forced to change flight levels for two passenger airliners.

On the eve of the United States decided to answer Russia. The Pentagon stated that the US reconnaissance aircraft did not threaten anyone and "performed an ordinary routine reconnaissance flight."

Interfax cites a statement by a Pentagon representative:
The RC-135 aircraft performed a routine reconnaissance flight over the Sea of ​​Japan 22 in May 2016. During his mission, the plane complied with security measures. The mission was carried out safely and professionally, in accordance with international law and without incident.


Apparently, the wording “routine reconnaissance flight” in the echelons of civilian airliners has long ceased to raise questions among the US military itself. And Russian air defense questions have arisen, because the RC-135 could well have been a tragedy in an accidental collision with a seagull ...
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  1. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 25 May 2016 07: 02
    +16
    "In connection with the flight of the American reconnaissance aircraft, the civilian air traffic controllers of the Russian Federation were forced to change the flight levels for two passenger airliners."

    This is what my friend Jim at the Pentagon and I call "unprofessional and unsafe." smile
    1. cniza
      cniza 25 May 2016 07: 53
      +16
      There is a game on a large scale, the United States probes possible points of provocation and detects our air defense radars. Drive them like flies.
      1. sgazeev
        sgazeev 25 May 2016 08: 51
        +3
        Quote: cniza
        There is a game on a large scale, the United States probes possible points of provocation and detects our air defense radars. Drive them like flies.

        And not only, they just want to repeat the "Ukrainian version", they say, Russia cannot ensure flight safety and conclusions .... Moreover, the Dutch airline is present.
        1. Stalker.1977
          Stalker.1977 25 May 2016 09: 27
          +6
          The United States does not recognize world law, except for its own, it has been instituted in them since the 19th century and they speak from a position of strength, because all but them subhuman people who need to be cultivated are borzoz, I think everyone knows what to do with a greyhound.
        2. WKS
          WKS 25 May 2016 09: 48
          +3
          And the Russian air defense had questions, because with the RC-135 a tragedy could have happened in an accidental collision with a seagull ...

          It also happened to fly into the civilian echelon and not include a transponder ...
      2. Volzhanin
        Volzhanin 25 May 2016 12: 27
        -5
        Exactly. Instead of shuganut hard, on the verge of a foul, we drool drool, we complain to whom it is not clear to anyone what.
        1. Homo
          Homo 25 May 2016 14: 29
          +2
          Quote: Volzhanin
          Exactly. Instead of shuganut hard, on the verge of a foul, we drool drool, we complain to whom it is not clear to anyone what.

          Give a checker?
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    3. okunevich_rv
      okunevich_rv 25 May 2016 07: 56
      +19
      In view of the non-professional actions of the US pilots, it was necessary to change the echelons of two passenger aircraft, therefore, the airline suffered financial and moral losses caused by the concern of passengers.
      Based on the foregoing, the guilty party, the injured party must apply for compensation for losses incurred through the court. :)
      1. Blondy
        Blondy 25 May 2016 08: 10
        +9
        Routine flight without a transponder, in the corridor of international lines. Something before such a routine was not observed. Maybe next time arrange contact with the same transponderless UFOs and let them prove later that they are not aliens.
        1. bulvas
          bulvas 25 May 2016 08: 32
          +2
          Quote: Blondy
          Routine flight without a transponder, in the corridor of international lines. Something before this routine was not observed ...


          It was observed.

          Remember the story of a South Korean plane, also in the Far East in 1983.
          Behind him, too, was hiding the American intelligence officer RC-135.

          After those events, the USSR was declared an "evil empire"

          1. sgazeev
            sgazeev 25 May 2016 08: 52
            0
            Quote: bulvas
            Quote: Blondy
            Routine flight without a transponder, in the corridor of international lines. Something before this routine was not observed ...


            It was observed.

            Remember the story of a South Korean plane, also in the Far East in 1983.
            Behind him, too, was hiding the American intelligence officer RC-135.

            After those events, the USSR was declared an "evil empire"

            With language removed.
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      2. smel
        smel 25 May 2016 08: 51
        0
        The Americans do not understand that our SU-25s performed a routine flight over their "Donald Cook", because all the military were on it? And their flight was accompanied by the danger of civilian aircraft
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    6. siberalt
      siberalt 25 May 2016 08: 00
      +6
      Still, it's time to end this American "routine", since they themselves cannot.
    7. Juborg
      Juborg 25 May 2016 13: 12
      0
      Like otbrekhalis "Guys, men, and what ?! It's okay, we were sober and did not even sleep and did not beguiled anything!" repeat
  2. azbukin77
    azbukin77 25 May 2016 07: 02
    +7
    And the seagull is MIG 29!
    1. 25ru
      25ru 25 May 2016 07: 27
      +8
      Quote: azbukin77
      And the seagull is MIG 29!

      There are none here. MiG-31 and Sushki
      1. ohotnik101
        ohotnik101 25 May 2016 10: 41
        +1
        and C-400 in the 93 th Air Defense Division ...
  3. Spartanez300
    Spartanez300 25 May 2016 07: 03
    +9
    The mattress covers were already completely insolent, flew into the civilian echelon and at least henna, everything is in the order of things.
    1. demchuk.ig
      demchuk.ig 25 May 2016 07: 14
      +8
      Quote: Spartanez300
      The mattress covers were already completely insolent, flew into the civilian echelon and at least henna, everything is in the order of things.

      They ssy in the eye, all God's dew!
  4. PN
    PN 25 May 2016 07: 04
    +4
    And do gulls fly at the altitudes at which the planes flew?
    1. Rurikovich
      Rurikovich 25 May 2016 07: 07
      +15
      Fly ... Fly .... Only aluminum wink
    2. Vladimirets
      Vladimirets 25 May 2016 07: 18
      +20
      Quote: PN
      And seagulls fly at those heights

      Common gull, TTX:
      Practical ceiling -20000m;
      Speed ​​at the ground - 1400km / h;
      At an altitude of 2500km / h;
      Rate of climb - 280m / s;
      Target detection range at oncoming courses (fish) - 350-400km;
      On catch-up - 150km.
      yes
  5. horoh
    horoh 25 May 2016 07: 06
    +2
    Fly in your own puddle, and no complaints whatsoever !!!
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  7. shinobi
    shinobi 25 May 2016 07: 11
    +9
    Besyat.Not washing with kataniya they prepare the repetition of the story of the Korean Boeing. And then they will yell to the whole world.
  8. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 25 May 2016 07: 12
    +13
    The next time the Americans put a passenger aircraft livery on their scout, since the trick with the transponder turned off does not roll.
    But the Russian "seagull" cannot be fooled bully
    P.S. The main thing is to fix all the crimes of imperialism on a machine gun
  9. Ayujak
    Ayujak 25 May 2016 07: 23
    +2
    An interesting device. Crammed with tons of antennas. "There are four large black antennas under the fuselage in the wing center section. Next, there are nine more antennas of various shapes and sizes, the functions of this complex, known as MUCELS, are highly classified." That's about this Mucels it would be interesting to know.
  10. Vasya353
    Vasya353 25 May 2016 07: 30
    0
    Quote: PN
    And do gulls fly at the altitudes at which the planes flew?

    Fly. Unnoticeably, but they fly.
  11. 25ru
    25ru 25 May 2016 07: 32
    -2
    Yes, a routine. Why is the seething already the second day? They will fly and will fly - outside the territory of Russia, we, well-known problems here, also fly, to the best of our ability. And we show each other, it has been going on for how many decades?
  12. Nick888
    Nick888 25 May 2016 07: 32
    +9
    Next time, when our interceptors fly out to escort the pins and they begin to resent, it will be possible to answer:
    The Su-27 / MiG-31 aircraft performed a routine escort flight. During its mission, the aircraft followed safety measures. The mission was carried out safely and professionally, in accordance with international law and without incident. All claims of Americans are stupid and not justified.
    1. 25ru
      25ru 25 May 2016 07: 37
      0
      Quote: Nick888
      The Su-27 / MiG-31 aircraft performed a routine escort flight. During its mission, the aircraft followed safety measures. The mission was carried out safely and professionally, in accordance with international law and without incident. All claims of Americans are stupid and not justified

      Well, you can wink There’s a little misunderstanding: did the scout cut over the Sea of ​​Japan or the Sea of ​​Okhotsk, or over the Pacific Ocean?
  13. BOB044
    BOB044 25 May 2016 07: 35
    +1

    On the eve of the United States decided to answer Russia. The Pentagon stated that the US reconnaissance aircraft did not threaten anyone and "performed an ordinary routine reconnaissance flight."
    And the S-300 carried out routine firing on an unidentified aircraft threatening the country's security.
    1. 25ru
      25ru 25 May 2016 07: 42
      0
      Quote: BOB044
      And the S-300 carried out routine firing on an unidentified aircraft threatening the country's security.

      S-400 "Triumph" - a lot of articles were here on the site about deployment in Kamchatka.
      1. BOB044
        BOB044 25 May 2016 07: 58
        0

        S-400 "Triumph" - a lot of articles were here on the site about deployment in Kamchatka.
        I agree, the result is important. And the result will be the same.
  14. dchegrinec
    dchegrinec 25 May 2016 07: 39
    +1
    Then what questions do they have for our routine flights along the USA!
    1. andranick
      andranick 25 May 2016 07: 51
      +3
      - Wow, send a bear to beat!
      - And if he is us?
      - And for what?
  15. IGMIT
    IGMIT 25 May 2016 07: 48
    0
    Yes, you need to shoot down as many as you can with them, and the most interesting thing in the media is "silence"
  16. 25ru
    25ru 25 May 2016 07: 55
    +5
    But how will you shoot him down? He did not enter the airspace of Russia. What are the reasons to shoot him down. That he has rich on-board electronics? Need another international scandal? Already been.
    1. sa-ag
      sa-ag 25 May 2016 08: 02
      -2
      Quote: 25ru
      It has already been.

      An interesting topic, the introduction of a limited military contingent has already taken place (Syria), there remains a new "KAL-007", a new Iron Curtain, a new perestroika and a new thinking :-)
      1. 25ru
        25ru 25 May 2016 08: 23
        +3
        Quote: sa-ag
        remain the new "KAL-007

        He was shot down in the airspace of the USSR. Agree, there is a difference. The interceptor pilot took every conceivable measure to force the Korean to change course. The topic is so disassembled that there is nothing to discuss. These are the political mistakes of the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs - here you can ponder. Was Osipovich subjected to any punitive measures?
    2. Ayujak
      Ayujak 25 May 2016 08: 08
      +1
      Well, he will face the seagull. The S-300 has nothing to do with it.
    3. faridg7
      faridg7 25 May 2016 13: 44
      0
      But who will shoot him down? well, it’ll fly near dry, well, the pilot will drop a handful of some cobblestones from some kind of container before this geek. Himself fell, what have we got to do with it? And emergency beacons have something to drown out, until the recorders get spoiled by a blow to the water (well, what else did they hit there. And then, sort it out yourself, why it fell, where it fell.
  17. family tree
    family tree 25 May 2016 08: 04
    0
    No, well, our complexity of technical problems is not understood. Well, there is so much intelligence stuffed that there wasn’t enough livery for the transpoder. request And at civilian heights what , and how else to navigate belay , only by flying nearby, navigation is also necessary for navigation. And flight safety, this is not for proud penguins, they do not care about safety, this is the rule (exception: penguins, more belay ) wassat
  18. Engineer
    Engineer 25 May 2016 08: 05
    0
    The Yankees forgot about 78 and 83 years, what routine, damn it.
  19. Professor
    Professor 25 May 2016 08: 18
    -7
    In connection with the flight of the American reconnaissance aircraft, civilian air traffic controllers of the Russian Federation were forced to change flight levels for two passenger airliners.

    Thickly troll. What kind of airliners? What flights? Where are you going? Bourgeois need to crush the facts.

    And the Russian air defense had questions, because with the RC-135 a tragedy could have happened in an accidental collision with a seagull ...

    Yeah. At 9000 meters. lol
    1. B.T.V.
      B.T.V. 25 May 2016 08: 29
      +6
      Quote: Professor
      What kind of airliners? What flights? Where are you going? Bourgeois need to crush the facts.


      The facts were published earlier, flights were from Japan to Holland and Switzerland, Russian air traffic controllers had to allow a change of course, in order to avoid. Look if not lazy.
      1. Professor
        Professor 25 May 2016 11: 40
        -4
        Quote: B.T.W.
        The facts were published earlier, flights were from Japan to Holland and Switzerland, Russian air traffic controllers had to allow a change of course, in order to avoid. Look if not lazy.

        Where are published? In the official statement of the MO about this not a word:

        Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
        May 23 at 11:04 am
        Defense Attache of the US Embassy in the Russian Federation was called to the Russian Ministry of Defense
        It was indicated to the representative of the US Department of Defense that on May 22, 2016, Russian air defense systems detected a US Air Force reconnaissance aircraft RC-135, which carried out aerial reconnaissance over the Sea of ​​Japan near the state border of the Russian Federation.
        The US Air Force aircraft operated with the transponder turned off. Information about the route by the crew was not communicated to the dispatching services of the region. At the same time, the aircraft used echelons of heights intended for regular flights by civil aviation airliners.
        As a result of the unprofessional actions of the crew of the American aircraft, the danger of collision with aircraft of civilian airlines was created.
        The Russian Ministry of Defense drew attention to the need to take measures to prevent the recurrence of such situations when flying American reconnaissance aircraft near Russian borders.
  20. mamont5
    mamont5 25 May 2016 08: 30
    0
    "after all, a tragedy could have happened with the RC-135 in an accidental collision with a seagull ..."

    Well, or with an anti-aircraft missile (nobody knows whose), at worst ...
  21. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 25 May 2016 08: 34
    +1
    Quote: IGMIT
    Yes, you need to shoot down as many as you can with them, and the most interesting thing in the media is "silence"

    How is it, how is it? Or do you propose to start a game of catch-up with frogs in the civilian echelon, and God forbid to hurt by chance or danger (not so much for them), get close to a civilian ship. They are counting on it. Abstracts of press articles with accusations against Russia have long been prepared. This is pure provocation.
  22. Bort radist
    Bort radist 25 May 2016 08: 52
    +1
    During his mission plane observed safety measures.
    Who would doubt that the plane kept everything. Still, the crew adhered to the rules of flight on civilian routes and flight planners.
  23. atamankko
    atamankko 25 May 2016 09: 13
    0
    Do not forget that they are "exceptional" and
    they are allowed everything, they even have a certificate.
  24. AdekvatNICK
    AdekvatNICK 25 May 2016 09: 21
    0
    Obama: Why did you bombard our country with nuclear weapons and kill millions?
    Putin: yes .... just a routine ..
  25. Algetxnumx
    Algetxnumx 25 May 2016 09: 33
    +2
    Quote: B.T.W.
    The facts were published earlier, flights were from Japan to Holland and Switzerland, Russian air traffic controllers had to allow a change of course, in order to avoid. Look if not lazy.

    And the fig, entot "tovarisch" does not come here for this, and in general, how belay you dare to doubt what in the "professor" recourse woe to you woe crying
  26. Russia
    Russia 25 May 2016 09: 38
    0
    And the Russian air defense had questions, because with the RC-135 a tragedy could have happened in an accidental collision with a seagull ...

    It looks like our "ornithologists" (rocket scientists) will develop a new breed of "Gulls".
    And then let them prove that the plane "did not collide with a seagull." laughing
    1. K-50
      K-50 25 May 2016 12: 11
      +1
      Quote: Rossi-Ya
      It looks like our "ornithologists" (rocket scientists) will develop a new breed of "Gulls".

      Everything has already been invented. Airplane I-15 "Chaika", only to make unmanned. On the catch-up, of course, it will not get it, but on the oncoming lane it is easy and let them say that the seagull is not to blame. request laughing
  27. sergey2017
    sergey2017 25 May 2016 09: 47
    +1
    The plane flew with the transponder turned off and at the level of heights intended for regular civil aviation flights!
    The states are well aware that he would appear outside the zone of the echelon of civil aviation heights; our aircraft necessarily politely professionally escorted him until he left the zone of neutral waters! And the US reconnaissance plane specially maneuvered in the echelon of civil aviation heights, that is, hiding (hiding behind) civilian airliners! If everything repeated, as in the Baltic, the stench about the non-professionalism of our pilots would be in all the news! Again double standards: everything is professional in the USA, but Russia does not!
  28. Mercenary
    Mercenary 25 May 2016 09: 58
    0
    Well, yes GLAVNYUK is flying - move all planes to other echelons, and "move the beacon to the right by 15 degrees" stop
  29. Kibl
    Kibl 25 May 2016 10: 05
    0
    Launch the S-400 "passenger" missile with the transponder turned off to intercept this "platypus"!
  30. bmv04636
    bmv04636 25 May 2016 11: 36
    0
    But "brave light elves" always hid behind civilians. How many cases on this occasion were
  31. Corvetkapitan
    Corvetkapitan 25 May 2016 12: 39
    0
    There is only one way to force the United States to respect the borders of Russia. On April 17, 1955, off the coast of Kamchatka, captain Korotkov, on the MiG-15Bis, was shot down by a US reconnaissance aircraft RB-47. On July 1, 1960, near the Kola Peninsula, Captain Polyakov, on the MiG-19, was shot down by a U.S. reconnaissance aircraft RB-47.
  32. RUSIVAN
    RUSIVAN 25 May 2016 14: 28
    0
    The Pentagon claimed that the RC-135 carried out a “routine reconnaissance flight” over the Sea of ​​Japan, and that Russia's claims were not substantiated
    So, what is the need to be a CINICIAL s.u.y. that would substitute civilians and these creatures then still learn to live and respect civil rights and freedom ...
    PS: I would very much like to express myself in Russian, but alas, censorship of the site will not allow