US media: The task of the B-52 over the Black Sea was to divert the attention of the Russians from the main

On August 28, six US Air Force B-52 bombers from Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota flew over all 30 countries of the Alliance in one day. The main goal of this operation is to collect the necessary data on the actions of the Russian air defense, writes Forbes magazine.

One of the B-52s, called "NATO01", had the most interesting flight path. Built in 1961, the B-52H "NATO01" flew towards the Black Sea, which is of increasing interest since Russia's "invasion" of Ukraine in 2014.

The task of our bombers over the Black Sea was to distract the attention of the Russians. Obviously, this was a carefully planned intelligence-gathering operation aimed at Russian air defense. Therefore, next to the bomber flying through international airspace over the Black Sea, there were two RC-135V / W aircraft

- notes the American magazine.

RC-135V / W are carried on board the electronic reconnaissance system. Using sensitive receivers, they eavesdrop and help catalog enemy radars and other surveillance equipment. The United States Air Force has a total of 17 RC-135V / W aircraft.

Boeing RC-135 strategic reconnaissance aircraft. Photo: US Air Force

During the NATO01 flyby, the Russian Armed Forces were put on alert. Two armed Su-27 fighters flew so close to the B-52 that they were able to shake the giant bomber with the afterburner.

Such actions by the Russians increase the likelihood of a mid-air collision - they are incompatible with flying skill and international flight rules

- said General of the American Air Force Jeff Harrigian.

But Russia's response - not only interception by fighters, but also air defenses from naval and ground bases - gave the RC-135V / W a lot of useful information.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 1 September 2020 11: 06
    What if the planes collide and then an apology is made due to a tragic accident?
    1. Pivander Offline Pivander
      Pivander (Alex) 2 September 2020 14: 47
      Excuse me, on condition that the bomber was piloted not by blacks. Blacks cannot be touched.
  2. g1washntwn Offline g1washntwn
    g1washntwn (George Washington) 1 September 2020 12: 24
    What does it mean to distract from the main thing? This is the only thing NATO is doing. To me, too, is the secret of the Madrid court.
    If a crook looks through the windows, it is clear that he is not looking at flies on the glass.
  3. reportuser Offline reportuser
    reportuser (Senya) 1 September 2020 15: 17
    Delirium. And then the Russian military did not see the scout planes.
  4. Alex Min Offline Alex Min
    Alex Min (Alex Min) 1 September 2020 17: 02
    To reduce the likelihood ... of falling from the professional actions of Russian pilots .. fly along the coast of America. Don't stick your nasty nose into Russian affairs.
  5. Avtaev Dmitry Evgenievich (Dmitry Evgenievich) 1 September 2020 17: 45
    The scouts "wrote down" only what we allowed them.
  6. olpin51 Offline olpin51
    olpin51 (Oleg Pinegin) 1 September 2020 18: 46
    ... flew so close to the B-52 that they were able to shake a giant bomber with the afterburner.
    We checked how the old man would feel. And that's all. Or maybe something else was checked.
  7. semen Offline semen
    semen (semen) 3 September 2020 00: 23
    Did the author sit on board the RC-135V / W and supervise the receipt of "a lot of useful" information?
    What about useless? Or does the author think that down-and-out imbeciles are sitting in the air defense of the Crimea?
    1. shinobi Offline shinobi
      shinobi (Yuri) 3 September 2020 12: 01
      Yes, comrade. They think so. Just read and listen to what they have to say. This is a complete ATAS.
  8. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 3 September 2020 12: 43
    While Russia was shoveling the shit after the collapse of the USSR and the shock procedures imposed by the West, the United States (without any reason) believed in its infallibility and invincibility. S. Pearce's statement is indicative - you lost the Cold War! How can you demand anything? It does not even turn on in their heads that someone may think differently and have their own opinion, coupled with the ability to forcefully defend their interests. Breaking the pattern. If there were no nuclear weapons on earth, among the leading powers in particular, the war would have taken place in 65-70. Fear of the Strategic Missile Forces stops bad heads.