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Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship
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Quote:WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, U.S. military officials said Monday.

In the first public account of the incident, the officials said the Russian Fencer made 12 passes, and flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level.

The U.S. warship issued several radio queries and warnings using international emergency circuits, but the Russian aircraft did not respond.

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Russian jet passes at close range over US warship in Black Sea
Published April 14, 2014
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April 14, 2014: The USS Donald Cook is docked in the Black Sea port of Constanta, Romania.AP

A Russian warplane made several close-range passes by an American warship in the Black Sea over the weekend, in what the Pentagon is calling a "provocative" move amid escalating tensions in the region. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/04/...black-sea/
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So having an American ship in the black sea isn't considered provocative? Why do we need a ship there?

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JustinHEMI;140937 Wrote:So having an American ship in the black sea isn't considered provocative? Why do we need a ship there?

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So the Russians can practice tight figure eights with their aircraft. Shrug
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We have a bunch R2D2s with gattling guns (aka Phalanx CIWS systems) mounted on our ships. I wouldn't be too concerned with it.

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The big question is who flipped who the bird first? The Russian pilot or the sailors on deck? LOL!
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I know someone who is an ATC in Anchorage who says it is a fairly common (not like every day, but a few times per year) that Russians and also Chinese will invade US airspace just to see how far they can get in before fighter jets escort them back out.

Once or twice, a Chinese jet has actually piggybacked a passenger plane in order to get into US airspace undetected by radar...they just, again, see how far they can get without being spotted.

Basically, these countries fairly regularly taunt us.
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RugerGirl;140973 Wrote:Basically, these countries fairly regularly taunt us.

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Quote:Russia Tests Multi-Warhead ICBM

Russia’s military carried out a flight test of a new multi-warhead intercontinental ballistic missile on Monday amid growing tensions with the United States over the crisis in Ukraine.

The SS-27 Mod 2 road-mobile ICBM was launched around 2:40 a.m. EST from Russia’s Plesetsk launch facility, located about 500 miles north of Moscow.

“The main purpose of the launch is to validate the reliability of a batch of this class of missiles made at the Votkinsk Plant,” Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Yegorov told state-run Interfax-AVN.

An unspecified number of simulated nuclear warheads landed at an impact range on the Kura test range on the Kamchatka Peninsula, in the Russian Far East, Yegorov said. The distance is around 3,500 miles.

The SS-27 Mod 2 is Russia’s newest ICBM and has been touted by Russian officials as designed specifically to defeat U.S. missile defenses.

Mark B. Schneider, a missile specialist with National Institute for Public Policy, said there is evidence indicating the Russians have violated the START arms treaty by developing the SS-27 Mod 2 with multiple warheads.

“The original missile that Russia called the Topol M Variant 2 and we call the SS-27 was a single warhead missile,” Schneider told the Free Beacon. “START prohibits increasing the declared number of warheads.”

The missile test launch followed an incident Saturday when a Russian Su-24 jet conducted a dozen low-altitude passes over a U.S. warship in the Black Sea. The Pentagon called the maneuver “provocative.”

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/...head-icbm/
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