The Navy released additional video footage of a fully armed Russian Su-27 fighter intercepting a U.S. Navy EP-3E Aries II surveillance aircraft over the Black Sea on Jan. 29, 2017. The new footage clearly shows the armed fighter came within five feet of the Aries II during the encounter. Read More
The U.S. Navy released footage from a Monday intercept of an EP-3E Aries II surveillance aircraft over the Black Sea. Read More
THE PENTAGON — A U.S. Navy EP-3E Aries II surveillance aircraft was intercepted at close range by a Russian Sukhoi Su-27 fighter over the Black Sea on Monday.
Beijing accused a U.S. Navy surveillance plane of acting unsafely during a Sunday intercept by People’s Liberation Army Air Force fighters, according to state-controlled press. Read More
Two Chinese fighters unsafely intercepted a U.S. Navy P-3C Orion anti-submarine warfare aircraft over the South China Sea this week, a U.S. defense official told USNI News on Friday. Read More
A Tuesday intercept of a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance plane by a Chinese fighter the Pentagon deemed unsafe was likely due to “improper airmanship,” a defense official told USNI News on Wednesday. Read More
China is denying two of their fighters conducted an unsafe intercept of a U.S. Navy signals intelligence aircraft off the coast of Hainan Island. Read More
In addition to passing secret information to the People’s Republic of China, a naval flight officer held on espionage charges is also suspected of passing secrets to Taiwan, a U.S. official with information on the case told USNI News on Monday. Read More