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U.S. Navy ship encounters aggressive Russian aircraft in Baltic Sea DSC 0015

Headquarters, United States European Command
Media Operations Division

Release: 16-09
April 13, 2016

U.S. Navy ship encounters aggressive Russian aircraft in Baltic Sea

STUTTGART, GERMANY – A United States Navy Destroyer operating in
international waters in the Baltic Sea experienced several close
interactions by Russian aircraft on April 11 and 12. USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) encountered multiple, aggressive flight maneuvers by Russian aircraft that were performed within close proximity of the ship.

On April 11, Donald Cook was conducting deck landing drills with an Allied military helicopter when two Russian SU-24 jets made numerous, close-range and low altitude passes at approximately 3 p.m. local. One of the passes, which occurred while the Allied helicopter was refueling on the deck of Donald Cook, was deemed unsafe by the ship’s commanding officer. As a safety precaution, flight operations were suspended until the SU-24s departed the area.

On April 12, while Donald Cook was operating in international waters in the Baltic Sea, a Russian KA-27 Helix helicopter conducted circles at low altitude around the ship, seven in total, at approximately 5 p.m. local. The helicopter passes were also deemed unsafe and unprofessional by the ship’s commanding officer. About 40 minutes following the interaction with the Russian helicopter, two Russian SU-24 jets made numerous close-range and low altitude passes, 11 in total. The Russian aircraft flew in a simulated attack profile and failed to respond to repeated safety advisories in both English and Russian. USS Donald Cook’s commanding officer deemed several of these maneuvers as unsafe and unprofessional.

We have deep concerns about the unsafe and unprofessional Russian flight maneuvers. These actions have the potential to unnecessarily escalate tensions between countries, and could result in a miscalculation or accident that could cause serious injury or death.

U.S. officials are using existing diplomatic channels to address the
interactions, while the incidents are also being reviewed through U.S. Navy channels.


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20 Responses

  1. Валя ШУЛ says:

    ну уж вовсе не над кораблём , видимо обозначили границу куда не стоит

  2. Виталий Воронин says:

    oh, those russians….

  3. Sergey6264 says:

    Второй вааще КРАСАВА!!! На предельно низкой, в вираже, с перегазовкой…
    Да там сам пиндос заулыбался!!!

  4. Сергей Николаев says:

    На такой высоте вполне легко себе можно было их из зениток прикуярить.
    Получив по мордам кацапы обычно прозревают и ведут себя как люди , а не как
    свиньи. Национальная черта- после пиздюлины становиться проще. Ядерной
    войны не было бы, скандал замяли бы, пилотов списали, кому они нах нужны.

  5. Clown Crusty says:

    профи, радары проверяли наверно, но раз их снимали заранее значит засекли
    тоже заранеее

  6. Александр Забалуев says:

    Пролет идиота.

  7. koolakalle says:


  8. kapa baba says:

    По небу херня летала,серебристого металла…очень много в наши
    дни,неопознанной херни…..

  9. alaricy says:

    there are two russians jets on video. not one

  10. Igor Shandula says:

    Чуваки на корабле чисто прикалываются с этих додиков на самолетах))) Моська
    на слона в общем) Довыпендриваются как в Турции, потом будут истерить что
    их самолет заблудился и подлетел близко к кораблю)

  11. kasteIIo says:

    you are welcome )))

  12. Катя Феофанова says:

    ЭХ…КРАСИВО ЛЕТЯТ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ) несколько раз
    посмотрела.. прямо удовольствие получаешь когда видишь что НАШИ НЕ ДРЕМЛЮТ
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ) several times he looked right.. the
    pleasure you get when you see that OUR NOT ASLEEP !!!)) LOVE MY RUSSIA

  13. Андрей Суворов says:

    No need poking the Russian bear.

  14. George Panagiotou says:

    Russia better chill out.. They don’t want seal team 6 to pay them a

  15. Matt Chisholm says:

    Fuck the russians

  16. Jesse Camacho says:

    and thus one step closer to ww3

  17. Crusader104 says:

    Oh hello there

  18. DeeDeelol says:

    booooohoooo the bad russian scared us QQ plz halp so much aggression QQ

  19. Usef Komorovxi says:

    Ohhhh cyka blyat

  20. Dindu Nuffin says: