US Air Force combat command plane sets a record for approaching Russian borders


The airspace of Ukraine has become extremely popular in recent years for US reconnaissance aircraft of all varieties. One can only imagine what kind of vigorous activity by NATO and the allies of this "peace-loving" bloc will unfold in the Ukrainian sky if Kiev joins the Alliance.


Navigation and monitoring resources report that on December 27, near the demarcation line in Donbass and over the expanses of the Left Bank Ukraine, a US Air Force electronic reconnaissance aircraft Boeing RC-135V Rivet Joint (b / n 63-9792, callsign (HOMER19) "Homer-19") was seen , who flew from the Souda Bay airbase in Crete (Greece).


At the same time, the US Air Force Northrop Grumman / Boeing E-8 Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) aircraft (b / n 01-2005, call sign "RED EYE-6", and before that was "RED EYE-8 "), which took off from the Ramstein airbase in Germany, flew into the area of ​​operation of the aforementioned aircraft. E-8 was first recorded over Ukraine, it has not yet flown so far in Europe - this is a record, and before that it worked over the Black Sea.


Joint STARS is intended mainly for detecting, identifying and tracking stationary or moving ground objects, as well as issuing target designation data on them to fire weapons. Therefore, it is possible that the board was working out the issues of interaction with the control points of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, because the Americans promised to share information in the event of a "Russian invasion."

It should be noted that the capabilities of these two American reconnaissance aircraft to control the situation over Ukraine and the adjacent territories of neighboring countries, as well as the Black Sea waters, look very impressive.


There is practically no doubt that the activity of the Americans near the borders of Russia will increase even more. However, air spies cannot be driven out if they are located within the Ukrainian borders. Over the neutral (international) waters of the Black Sea, reconnaissance aircraft can be met and dismissed. Therefore, they will continue to engage in the methodical collection of intelligence, being in the skies of Ukraine, and the Russian side will only be able to indifferently record what is happening.
  • Used photographs: US Air Force, t.me/operline_ru
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  1. Nikolay Moroz Offline Nikolay Moroz
    Nikolay Moroz (Nikolay Moroz) 28 December 2021 11: 27
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    RF and if they turn on electronic warfare ... which they are not doing yet .. because this superflare may fall .. God forbid.
    1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
      gunnerminer (gunner miner) 28 December 2021 11: 55
      -4
      For some reason, from the Syrian sky, death has not been observed for a year. And from this even a feather will fall off.
      1. Kapany3 Offline Kapany3
        Kapany3 29 December 2021 08: 00
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        Yesterday on the radio 103fm and on 9kal they admitted that they fly in Syria with the permission of the Russian Federation, so there is nothing to spray poison here
        1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
          gunnerminer (gunner miner) 29 December 2021 13: 29
          -4
          Yes. Quite right. Russia has a partnership with Israel. The main political player in the Middle East. The Russian contingent is helping the SAA fight terrorism, this disgusting phenomenon of our day. And the relationship of the Syrians and Iranians with Israel is their business.
          1. isofat Offline isofat
            isofat (isofat) 29 December 2021 13: 37
            +1
            Israel is not the main one, do not be fabricated.
            1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
              gunnerminer (gunner miner) 29 December 2021 13: 40
              -3
              Israel. It has a local theater of operations and a naval theater close by, a powerful defense industry, a strong NATO partner, and of course the United States. The famous Israeli financial lobby.
              1. isofat Offline isofat
                isofat (isofat) 29 December 2021 13: 59
                +1

                Who is the main jackal in this picture? laughing
                1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
                  gunnerminer (gunner miner) 29 December 2021 14: 28
                  -3
                  Didn't you read R.Kipling as a child? Just learned from TV news about this cartoon? The theme of Soyuzmultfilm cartoons has become popular since the spring of 2018.
                  1. isofat Offline isofat
                    isofat (isofat) 29 December 2021 14: 54
                    +1
                    The jackal you named is not chief a player, don't be creative. laughing
                    1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
                      gunnerminer (gunner miner) 29 December 2021 15: 20
                      -3
                      You don't even mention his name. So great is your fear of his shock capabilities.
              2. Dear sofa expert. 29 December 2021 23: 17
                +1
                A powerful defense industry, a strong NATO partner, and of course the United States. The famous Israeli financial lobby.

                A barrel of some kind of Iranian "sarin" in a tailwind will nullify all your arguments. Israel is a dwarf territory for the modern NSR. More diplomacy, less rudeness, and everything (and everyone) will be fine.
                1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
                  gunnerminer (gunner miner) 30 December 2021 13: 41
                  -4
                  For friendship with you, the Iranians are ready for anything. They just die for Russia and for its interests. The dwarf country, on the stones and on the sand, was able in a relatively short time to create the most powerful air force in the world. And also equipped with domestic, most modern electronics. , Avionics.
  2. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
    gunnerminer (gunner miner) 28 December 2021 11: 54
    -6
    Powerful machine. Radar with AFAR. The Russian AWACS and U A-100 complex is not planned with such an antenna. Such as in the photo, it is necessary in the Russian Aerospace Forces, about 50 machines.
  3. likas Offline likas
    likas (likas tyrlo) 28 December 2021 14: 53
    +2
    maybe they need to be brought down
    1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
      gunnerminer (gunner miner) 29 December 2021 14: 29
      -3
      Take a chance. There is no doubt that as a squadron commander, you will no doubt put a load of ammunition on board this hijacker.
      1. isofat Offline isofat
        isofat (isofat) 29 December 2021 18: 18
        +1
        How many of you are there on the site, from the promised land? smile
        1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
          gunnerminer (gunner miner) 29 December 2021 20: 02
          -3
          And what about you residents of Ukraine, Czech Republic, Germany, France?
          1. isofat Offline isofat
            isofat (isofat) 29 December 2021 20: 49
            +1
            While Ukraine, Czech Republic, Germany and France are not part of the Russian Federation, I cannot answer you even approximately. laughing
      2. Dear sofa expert. 29 December 2021 23: 20
        +1
        Take a chance. There is no doubt that as a squadron commander, you will no doubt put a load of ammunition on board this hijacker.

        But someday you have to take the risk. First into the side, and then into the "floor" (from where it took off). Where will you answer, heroes?
        1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
          gunnerminer (gunner miner) 30 December 2021 13: 38
          -4
          The main thing is not to think about the fate of the American crew. Build a salvo of ammunition rationally. I wish you success in battle.
  4. Teaser Offline Teaser
    Teaser (Vasiliy) 29 December 2021 21: 19
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    Quote: Nikolai Moroz
    RF and if they turn on electronic warfare ... which they are not doing yet .. because this superflare may fall .. God forbid.

    This is a fairytale. Now, if an "air-to-air" rocket is launched at it, or preferably two, then it will fall. And the electronic warfare does not "move" him.
  5. Teaser Offline Teaser
    Teaser (Vasiliy) 29 December 2021 21: 24
    0
    Over the neutral (international) waters of the Black Sea, reconnaissance aircraft can be met and dismissed.

    You are mistaken: you can meet, but you can’t be sent off. The waters are NEUTRAL. Anyone can fly within a 12-mile radius of the coastline. request
  6. Teaser Offline Teaser
    Teaser (Vasiliy) 29 December 2021 21: 25
    0
    Quote: likas
    maybe they need to be brought down

    It is impossible without an order.
    1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
      gunnerminer (gunner miner) 30 December 2021 14: 10
      -2
      The commentators do not need an order; they will make decisions with their hearts on the attack of enemy aircraft. laughing