Russian Jet Buzzes U.S. Navy Craft

May 12, 2017

The Russian military just can’t seem to refrain from playing dangerous games with the United States Military. The latest incident occurred when a Russian jet fighter flew within 20 feet of an American naval P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft operating over international airspace in the Black Sea.

While it is not unusual for Russian and American aircraft and even ships to interact in international waters and airspace, but an encounter this close is considered highly dangerous and provocative. When looked at from the perspective of Russian fighters and bombers flying into U.S. airspace near Alaska and Russian spy ships off of our coasts, it becomes obvious that Putin is testing America and its new President, Donald Trump.