The U.S. Navy released footage from a Monday intercept of an EP-3E Aries II surveillance aircraft over the Black Sea.
The footage shows a Sukhoi Su-27 fighter race past a camera on the Aries II with what appears to be a full weapons loadout.
In a Monday statement, the Navy said the fighter came within five feet of the EP-3E.
“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,” read a statement from U.S. 6th Fleet.
“The duration of the intercept lasted two hours and 40 minutes.”