A Russian Su-27 plane struck the propeller of a US MQ-9 drone this morning, a growth that may doubtless trigger tensions between the 2 world powers. The US forces, on account of the incident, needed to deliver the MQ-9 down in worldwide waters, in keeping with US European Command
“A number of instances earlier than the collision, the Su-27s dumped gasoline on and flew in entrance of the MQ-9 in a reckless, environmentally unsound and unprofessional method. This incident demonstrates an absence of competence along with being unsafe and unprofessional,” the US European command stated additional.
“This follows a sample of harmful actions by Russian pilots whereas interacting w/ US and Allied plane over worldwide airspace, together with over the Black Sea. These aggressive actions by Russian aircrew are harmful and will result in miscalculation & unintended escalation,” the company stated additional.