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Russia-US: Russian Air Force targets American drone for the second time in four months; face to face in this country

Pankaj Prasad
Russian fighter jet targets American drone
Russian fighter jet targets American drone

The United States once again accused Russia of unprofessional behavior in the skies.

Tension continues between the US and Russia. In the same sequence, a Russian fighter jet flew dangerously close to an American drone over Syria and attacked it, damaging its propeller. The US Army gave this information on Tuesday.

Sunday morning event

The United States once again accused Russia of unprofessional behavior in the skies. Air Force chief Lt. Gen. Alex Grinkevich said early Sunday that a Russian fighter jet flew dangerously close to a US MQ-9 drone, harassing it and deploying flares from a position directly overhead, leaving only a few blocks between the planes. The distance was meters. The Flare is designed to protect any type of helicopter, transport aircraft and jets.

Aircraft returned to safe home base

Grinkevich said one of the Russian flares struck the US MQ-9, causing significant damage to its propeller. However, the crew of the MQ-9 courageously continued the flight and returned safely to their home base.

Criticism of the Russian fighter

The head of the US Air Force criticized the Russian fighter alleging it hindered the mission to defeat ISIS. Grinkevich said that we appeal to the Russian army in Syria to stop such reckless, unprovoked and unprofessional behavior.

Attacked in march

This is not the first time that there has been an encounter between Russian fighter planes and American planes. Even before this, an incident happened over the Black Sea in March. A Russian Su-27 fighter jet attacked a similar type of American drone, damaging its propeller and causing it to crash into the water.