US Air Force Central Command chief Alexus Grinkevich said Russian fighters and drones have become more likely to fly dangerously close to US planes in the skies over Syria. Incidents have increased in recent months, increasing the risk of miscalculation and collision, he said.
Grinkevich pointed out that since March 2023, the Russian Aerospace Forces have violated an agreement about 60 times, according to which military aircraft from Russia and the United States must keep a distance of at least three nautical miles. The general claims that Russian fighter pilots allow themselves to approach at a distance of about 150 meters.
Grinkevich also pointed to Russian military aircraft overflights over US troops in southern Syria and their bases. All this can lead to an accidental mistake, due to which “relationship risk” can arise between the two superpowers.
Earlier it was reported that secret Pentagon documents posted on the web contain information not only about the situation in Ukraine, but also data about the actions of Russian troops in Syria. In particular, it is alleged that Russian armed forces attempted to attack US MQ-9 Reaper reconnaissance drones in November last year. Details of The Drive Shared Edition.
Read the Latest Government Politics News on The Eastern Herald.
Copyright © 2023 The Eastern Herald.
For the latest updates and news follow The Eastern Herald on Google News, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
Help us continue our mission to deliver the latest news and stories by becoming a supporter of our newspaper. Your support will help us to continue to provide high-quality journalism and to ensure that our content remains free and accessible to all. Click here to show your support. Thank you!