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Additional Video Released of U.S. Navy EP-3 Intercepted in the Black Sea

U.S. Naval Forces Europe/U.S. 6th Fleet released additional video of the unsafe intercept of a U.S. Navy EP-3 Aries aircraft by a Russian Su-27 Flanker that occurred in the Black Sea, Jan. 29, 2018.

U.S. EP-3 Intercepted in the Black Sea

On Jan. 29, 2018, a U.S. EP-3 Aries aircraft flying in international airspace over the Black Sea was intercepted by a Russian Su-27. This interaction was determined to be unsafe due to the Su-27 closing to within five feet and crossing directly through the EP-3’s flight path, causing the EP-3 to fly through the Su-27’s jet wash. The duration of the intercept lasted two hours and 40 minutes.

US Navy Statement on INCSEA

Delegations representing the U.S. and Russian Navies held the annual Prevention of Incidents On and Over the High Seas (INCSEA) discussions July 25, 2017 at Newport, R.I.

U.S. Navy Statement on INCSEA

MOSCOW - Delegations representing the U.S. and Russian Navies held annual Prevention of Incidents On and Over the High Seas (INCSEA) discussions June 8, 2016 in Moscow, Russia.

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

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, 2016.

The Navy as an Extension of Diplomacy

VADM James G. Foggo Commander, 6th Fleet Commander, Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO

“A good Navy is not a provocation of war. It is the surest guarantee of peace.”  -Theodore Roosevelt

U.S. Navy Statement on INCSEA Review

Delegations representing the U.S. and Russian Navies held annual Prevention of Incidents On and Over the High Seas (INCSEA) discussions June 10, 2015.  Hosted by U.S. Naval Forces Europe, the one-day meeting took place at Naval Support Activity Capodichino Naples, Italy.

Navy Statement on USS Ross (DDG 71) Interaction with Russian Aircraft

Ross observed the routine flights of SU-24 aircraft and had no interaction while both operated in international waters. Ross continued on her mission after observing the aircraft return to base. At no time did Ross act aggressively nor did she deviate from her planned operations. The conduct of her crew has been and continues to be professional.

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