US Navy conducted a reconnaissance mission near Russian bases

DAMASCUS, (BM) – A reconnaissance flight off the Syrian coast near Russian military bases was conducted by a US Navy P-8A Poseidon patrol anti-submarine aircraft on June 7, learned citing Interfax and data from several air resources.

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According to the agency, the plane flew near the Russian air base Khmeimim and the base of logistics of the Russian Navy in the port of Tartus.

According to monitoring data, the flight took place at an altitude of 6 thousand meters above the international waters of the Mediterranean Sea. The plane was in the air near the coastline of Syria for an hour and a half.

Recall, on May 27, two Russian Su-35 fighters approached the P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea and escorted it for an hour. After this incident, military expert, editor-in-chief of the National Defense magazine Igor Korotchenko noted that the military performed the standard procedure, and the Americans had a “very nervous reaction to this every time.”

In April, the US Sixth Fleet press service twice reported a “dangerous” rapprochement between the Russian Su-35 and the American P-8A Poseidon anti-submarine aircraft.

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