Russian Jets buzz USS Donald Cook

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  1. Falcon

    Falcon Major Staff Member Social Media Team

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    • Two Russian Su-24 fighter planes thundered over the USS Donald Cook in the most 'aggressive' move in years
    • Jets were just 30ft above the warship during the 'simulated attack' maneuver that created a 'wake in the water'
    • US Destroyer was operating in the Baltic Sea, 70 miles from Kaliningrad, when the unarmed planes thundered past
    • The White House condemned Russia for the latest in a series of 'concerning' clashes between the two nations
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ht-just-30-FEET-defense-official-reveals.html



    Did they disable the electronics this time? |Yawn|

     
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    Technofox That Norwegian girl Staff Member Ret. Military Developer

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    Aren't the destroyers in Spain getting SeaRAM in the near future for just this reason?

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    Hello SU-24.

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    Got a friend I'd like you to meet:D.

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    Anywho, big deal. The Russian's will bolster and bark about it, the Americans... well they couldn't care less I'm sure.
     
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    Wow that was a really aggressive move by the Russians. That must surely mean something bad, but I don't know what.
     
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    'Aggressive' Pentagon Decries 'Simulated Attack' by Russian Jets in Baltic

    A minor incident |Angelic| in the Baltic Sea has the Pentagon up in arms over what they’re calling a "simulated attack" by Russian jets.

    While sailing through the Baltic on Tuesday, the USS Donald Cook reported that Russian aircraft performed repeated flybys within 30 feet of the destroyer. Several of these passes were low enough to "create a wake in the sea waters surrounding the ship," stated officials, also describing the maneuvers as "unsafe and unprofessional," according to Defense News.

    The Pentagon is investigating whether such flights can be considered a violation of a 1973 treaty between Washington and Moscow. If true, the US government may file a formal complaint against Russia.

    "I hear the Russians are up to their old tricks again in the EUCOM [US European Command] AOR [area of responsibility]," Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Col. Steve Warren said during a briefing on Wednesday.

    Washington’s reaction to the incident seems in contradiction to its own actions in the South China Sea. In response to Beijing’s construction of artificial islands in the Spratly archipelago, the US Navy has conducted several aggressive patrols within the 12-mile territorial limit of the islands. :confused:

    The Pentagon has also launched numerous surveillance flights through Chinese airspace to monitor the progress of the land reclamation projects. o_O

    Beijing has similarly warned Washington against these aggressive actions.

    "The United States is not an involved party in the South China Sea issue. That’s why it should act and speak on this issue carefully…We oppose resolutely the flexing of muscles by other states and attempts to impinge on Chinese sovereignty and security under the pretext of freedom of navigation flights," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said in February.

    Both the South China Sea and the Baltic Sea are far from US territorial waters. (We have allies :0--0:)

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/europe/20160...n-simulated-attacks-baltic.html#ixzz45l4lazwE

    Simple games to try and show that we are weak.
     
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    US Navy Ship Encounters Aggressive Russian Aircraft in Baltic Sea

    STUTTGART, Germany (NNS) -- A United States Navy destroyer operating in international waters in the Baltic Sea experienced several close interactions by Russian aircraft April 11 and 12.

    USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) encountered multiple, aggressive flight maneuvers by Russian aircraft that were performed within close proximity of the ship.

    On April 11, Donald Cook was conducting deck landing drills with an allied military helicopter when two Russian SU-24 jets made numerous close-range and low altitude passes at approximately 3 p.m. local. One of the passes, which occurred while the allied helicopter was refueling on the deck of Donald Cook, was deemed unsafe by the ship's commanding officer. As a safety precaution, flight operations were suspended until the SU-24s departed the area.

    On April 12, while Donald Cook was operating in international waters in the Baltic Sea, a Russian KA-27 Helix helicopter conducted circles at low altitude around the ship, seven in total, at approximately 5 p.m. local. The helicopter passes were also deemed unsafe and unprofessional by the ship's commanding officer. About 40 minutes following the interaction with the Russian helicopter, two Russian SU-24 jets made numerous close-range and low altitude passes, 11 in total. The Russian aircraft flew in a simulated attack profile and failed to respond to repeated safety advisories in both English and Russian. USS Donald Cook's commanding officer deemed several of these maneuvers as unsafe and unprofessional.

    Quotes:

    "April 11-12, USS Donald Cook was operating in a professional manner in international waters conducting operations and exercises with our allies in the Baltic Sea."

    "In my judgement these maneuvers in close proximity to Donald Cook are unprofessional and unsafe."

    -Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, Adm. Mark Ferguson

    Quick Facts:

    We have deep concerns about the unsafe and unprofessional Russian flight maneuvers. These actions have the potential to unnecessarily escalate tensions between countries and could result in a miscalculation or accident that could cause serious injury or death.

    U.S. officials are using existing diplomatic channels to address the interactions while the incidents are also being reviewed through U.S. Navy channels.

    http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=94170
     
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    China and Russia are now stirring up issues now...
     
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    Include the philippines to.make that 3 sadly
     
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