UPDATE: Raw Footage: Russian fighter jets get dangerously close to US Navy plane (americanmilitarynews.us11.list-manage.com)
A pair of Russian Su-35 fighter jets dangerously intercepted a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol and reconnaissance plane over the eastern Mediterranean on Tuesday in the U.S. 6th Fleet's area of operations. The two Russian jets stayed close to each wing of the P-8A in what the U.S. Navy's 6th Fleet press release described as 'unsafe and unprofessional' behavior that restricted the P-8A's ability to safely maneuver. The intercept lasted around 65 minutes. 'The unnecessary actions of the Russian Su-35 pilots were inconsistent with good airmanship and international flight rules, and jeopardized the safety of flight of both aircraft,' the 6th