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Grim reapers intercept Russian SU-30 s

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Grim reapers intercept Russian SU-30 s

Post by eagle driver » Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:47 pm

Credit to NAMAR for link
More for the press than a real occurrence , interesting none the less
https://youtu.be/yNalG-3wnNU
The Air Force on Friday released a video showing two recent instances in which F-15s deployed to Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania, intercepted Russian Navy Su-30 Flankers near the Baltics.

The video compilation shows one encounter on November 23 and another on December 13. According to descriptions posted by the military, both incidents involved two Russian fighters in international airspace near the Baltics. In both encounters, the F-15s were scrambled because the Russians did not broadcast the codes required by air traffic control and did not file a flight plan, the Air Force said.

The F-15s were from the 493rd EFS, which belongs to the 48th FW at RAF Lakenheath, and were participating in the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa said. Those airmen and fighters were deployed to the Lithuanian base for about four months.

The Air Force is scheduled to finish its fifth rotation as the lead for the Baltic mission on January 8, USAFE said.

“Intercepts are a regular occurrence, and U.S. Air Force pilots routinely conduct them in a safe and professional manner,” the Air Force said. “Pilots from the 493rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron executed the intercept professionally and operated in international airspace in accordance with all relevant international flight regulations and safety standards.”

The video begins with archival 2014 footage showing F-15 pilots scrambling during an exercise at the Lithuanian base. It concludes with excerpts from an interview with Lt. Col. Cody Blake, commander of the 493rd.

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Post by deerhunter » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:49 am

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Post by The Phantom » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:57 pm

Best job in the world :Wow:

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Re: Grim reapers intercept Russian SU-30 s

Post by Skymaster » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:08 pm

The Flankers must have been flying VFR, so didn't have to file a flight plan. :whistle:

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