Recently, according to reports from the World Wide Web, the Mediterranean local time on the 19th of this month , The Russian Su-35 fighter intercepted a P8A anti-submarine patrol aircraft of the U.S. Navy. During this period, the Russian fighter also approached a distance of about 8 meters (25 feet), which scared the U.S. pilots to immediately adjust their directions. For this reason, the US military has protested, accusing the Russian fighters of such behavior as being very unsafe and unprofessional, and it is very likely to cause a risk of collision.
According to the news released by the US military, the Russian Su-35 passed quickly from the front of the P8A anti-submarine patrol aircraft, rotating the belly up, and the distance between the two at the nearest time was less than 8 meters. You know, the speed of the P8A anti-submarine patrol aircraft was about 800 kilometers per hour, and the speed of the Su-35 was faster than that of the P8A anti-submarine patrol aircraft. Moreover, because the speed is too fast, huge noise and violent turbulence are also generated, which also caused a certain panic to the P8A anti-submarine patrol aircraft. In other words, if the P8A anti-submarine patrol aircraft were not large enough and replaced with a smaller aircraft, they would probably have been affected by the noise and jet gas and crashed. Therefore, the US military's protest seems to have some truth.
However, the P8A anti-submarine patrol aircraft is not an ordinary aircraft. Thanks to the modified platform of the Boeing 737-700 new-generation passenger aircraft, the P8A anti-submarine patrol aircraft has a longer range; at the same time, the carrying capacity is also very strong, and it can be equipped with a variety of electronic detection equipment and sonar buoy systems, if necessary, further Modified as a spy machine. Therefore, although this aircraft is not a fighter jet carrying missiles and bombs, the threat is obviously much greater. Of course, Russia cannot ignore it.
Secondly, this is not the first time the P8A anti-submarine patrol aircraft Crossing the border is already the second time the US military has deployed a P8A anti-submarine patrol aircraft in four days. The US military also admitted that in the first interception,The Russian Air Force fighters were much more restrained and did not get too close to the P8A anti-submarine patrol aircraft. So, the first time the Russian side has given a warning, of course it cannot be tolerated the second time. If the US military is not taught, the latter will inevitably have a third and fourth time.
In addition, Russia itself is not a Mediterranean country, but the Mediterranean The region has always been one of the key areas in the US-Russia game. It is not only close to the Black Sea in the backyard of Russia, but also close to Syria. Although the Syrian war has gradually improved with the assistance of Russia, but thanks to the intervention of the United States and Turkey, it seems that it has begun to reverse recently. So at this time, Russia cares more about the interests of this region.When a Chinese military plane appears nearby, it will inevitably intercept it.
It is worth noting that recently because of the new coronavirus in the world The United States has become the most severe country in the world. So far, the cumulative number of confirmed cases has risen to 820,000 and more than 45,000 have died. So it stands to reason that at this time, the focus of all the work of the United States should return to domestic prevention of the virus, but for now, it still has not given up its pursuit of world hegemony, and the military in the Middle East has not stopped military operations.