As stated in the department, on July 11, an aerial target was discovered over the neutral waters of the Sea of Japan, which performed a flight in the direction of the Russian border.
To intercept the target, fighters took off from the air defense duty forces of the Eastern Military District.
It turned out that it was a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance aircraft RC-135.
Russian fighters escorted the reconnaissance aircraft at a safe distance, and after he turned and walked away from the border of the Russian Federation, they returned to the airfield, RIA Novosti reported.
July 1, Su-27 fighters rose to intercept a U.S. reconnaissance aircraft over the Black Sea