The U.S. navy has been positioned on “red alert” following an assault on a US destroyer by a Russian fighter jet within the Black Sea in February.
Newly launched footage reveals two Russian Su-24 jets capturing on the destroyer USS Porter on Feb. 10. The plane comes inside 200 yards of the deck at an altitude of 300 toes because it shoots overhead.
“Such incidents are regarding as a result of they may end up in accident or miscalculation,” Navy Capt. Danny Hernandez, a spokesman for U.S. European Command, stated.
It is unclear why the jet engaged in such an aggressive manoeuvre, however Russia has just lately been reasserting its strategic management over the Black Sea area.
Russia has an enormous naval battle fleet stationed in Sevastopol. The Kremlin is spending a fortune beefing up the nation’s armed forces.
Putin’s forces are finishing up a gruelling Cold War train in freezing Arctic situations as Russia strikes to bolster its navy presence within the area.
A 2,000 kilometre convoy of snow vans and impenetrable tanks was seen thundering over the frozen Laptev Sea because it travelled to a brand new state-of-the-art navy base.
Units will check out new gear and specialised uniforms that may stand -30C situations after travelling from the grim Arctic port of Tiksi to the island of Kotelny.
Deputy Defence Minister Gen. Dmitry Bulgakov stated the goal was to “research and test new and promising models of weapons and military and special equipment in the Arctic”.