Russian Fighter Jets Intercepted an American Drone over the Chukchi Sea
OREANDA-NEWS. Near the Russian borders over the Chukchi Sea, three fighter jets MiG-31 intercepted the American drone Global Hawk.
This was reported by the Russian National Defense Management Center. “On August 11, Russian airspace control devices detected over the neutral waters of the Chukchi Sea an air target approaching the state border of the Russian Federation. To intercept the target, three fighters MiG-31… were lifted to the air in turn,” the message says. It is noted that the Russian aircrafts from a safe distance “identified it as an unmanned aerial vehicle RQ-4B Global Hawk of the US Air Force.”
“After the UAV RQ-4B Global Hawk turned from the state border of the Russian Federation, the Russian fighters returned safely to the home base. All flights of the Russian airplanes MiG-31 took place strictly in accordance with international rules for the use of airspace. Violation of the state border of the Russian Federation by the UAV RQ-4B Global Hawk of the US Air Force was not allowed,” the statement adds.