Russian Planes Just Came Really, Really Close to Hitting a US Navy Destroyer

The United States Navy just reported “multiple, aggressive flight maneuvers by Russian aircraft” on two separate occasions while in international waters. While conducting deck landing drills yesterday “two Russian SU-24 jets made numerous close-range and low altitude passes” near the USS Donald Cook.

Earlier today, a Russian helicopter made multiple circles around the ship, followed by 11 low altitude passes by two more SU-24 jets. Eleven! “The Russian aircraft flew in a simulated attack profile and failed to respond to repeated safety advisories in both English and Russian.”

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