An interesting “close encounter” in the Black Sea was captured on video

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An interesting “close encounter” in the Black Sea was captured on video

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Post by howie » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:12 am

17 Russian Combat Aircraft “Buzzed” British Royal Navy warship HMS Duncan in the Black Sea near Crimea

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An interesting “close encounter” in the Black Sea was captured on video.

During the filming of a documentary, UK’s Channel 5 captured interesting footage of a Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer “buzzed” by Russian fighter jets off the coast of Crimea, in May 2018.

The video, embedded below via the Daily Mail, indeed shows several Russian Navy (and probably Air Force) jets, including Su-30SM Flanker derivative and Su-24 Fencer jets flying in the vicinity of HMS Duncan.

Considered what happened on Sunday, when the Russians seized three Ukrainian vessels imposing a naval blockade of the passage to the Sea of Azov, there is been some media hype surrounding the “close encounter” that UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson described as a sign of “brazen hostility” from Russia.

Here are some key details about the May incident:

the British warship was 30NM off the coast of Crimea
it’s not clearly specified in the documentary, however, the aircraft flew close (rather than “over”) the destroyer, at different times: this means that the 17 jets did not stage a massive attack on the warship (that was reportedly leading a NATO fleet in the Black Sea)
the flybys on HMS Duncan are not even comparable to those conducted by some Su-24s, in the Baltic Sea, in 2016. Take a look here.
A new Channel 5 documentary captured the dangerous moment as HMS Duncan led a Nato fleet through the Black Sea in May.

Interestingly, the personnel aboard HMS Duncan issued radio warnings to the Russian jets to remain outside 2NM from the destroyer otherwise the emissions of the high-power radars of the ship could cause damage.

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Re: An interesting “close encounter” in the Black Sea was captured on video

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Post by Bell 407 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:13 am

Old Vlad is definitely pushing the envelope :thinking:



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