Russian Air Force Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jets overturned a US Boeing P-8 Poseidon Maritime Surveillance Aircraft flying over the Black Sea. The Russian Defense Ministry claimed that this US Navy surveillance aircraft was entering Russian airspace. After which two Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets were dispatched to check illegal entry.
Russian Defense Ministry issued a statement
The Russian Defense Ministry said in its statement that on July 6, Russian airspace control over neutral waters of the Black Sea detected an air target near the state border of the Russian Federation. Two Sukhoi-30 fighter jets took off to identify the plane and prevent it from entering Russian airspace. The crew of the Russian fighter jets identified the air target as a Boeing P-8 Poseidon and carried it over the Black Sea. The flight of Russian aircraft was carried out in strict accordance with international rules for the use of airspace.
How dangerous is America’s Boeing P-8 Poseidon
America’s Boeing P-8 Poseidon is considered the age of submarines. These aircraft are capable of carrying out anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare. Due to patrolling in the sea for long distances, America has deployed it all over the world. It has an operating range of 1,200 nautical miles. The maximum speed of this aircraft is 907 kilometers per hour. Equipped with radar, this aircraft is capable of dealing with intelligence and any kind of risks. It has dangerous Harpoon Block-II missiles, MK-54 low weight destroyers.
Poseidon can also destroy submarines
The Boeing P-8 Poseidon aircraft is also equipped with rockets and ammunition. Sensing any critical situation, it can attack enemy submarines and warships. It is manufactured by the American aircraft manufacturer Boeing. The US handed over the responsibility to Boeing in June 2004 as part of plans to build the next generation maritime surveillance aircraft. The first Poseidon-8A aircraft was designed in March 2005. After this, about 117 Poseidon-8A aircraft were inducted by the American Navy in its fleet. Poseidon-8A was purchased by the Australian government in February 2014. In this deal, 4 more aircraft were contracted for $ 4 billion.
How dangerous is Russia’s Sukhoi Su-30 fighter plane
Russia’s Sukhoi Su-30 fighter aircraft is also an Air Superiority aircraft with multirole. This means that this fighter aircraft is capable of attacking enemy ground targets as well as shooting down any enemy aircraft. Not only this, this fighter plane can also dodge any missile fired by the enemy through acrobatics. It has been developed from Sukhoi Su-27 aircraft. Four countries of the world are operating this fighter aircraft since 1996.
Russian Su-30 fighter plane knocks out America’s P-8 Poseidon