NATO fighter planes intercepted Russian warplanes over the Black Sea, and the two sides staged a wonderful interaction. (Figure source: foreign media)
Overseas Network, Dec. 20 - On the evening of 18 local time, two NATO fighter planes were exposed over the Black Sea to intercept a Russian fighter plane, and the pilots of both sides also staged a wonderful interaction.
According to Skies Magazine, Canada, two NATO CF-188 wasp fighters intercepted a Russian Su-27 flanking aircraft on the western side of the Black Sea that day. Sources said that when the Romanian Air Force Control and Reporting Center reconnaissance into the Romanian FIR edge of the Russian fighter aircraft, the two Hornet fighter planes from Spains South NATO Joint Air Operations Center (CAOC) emergency departure, and lifted off for interception.
Colonel Tim Woods, commander of the NATO Air Force Task Force on the interception mission, revealed that he had professional interaction with Russian pilots when intercepting Russian warplanes.
Russian fighters are bigger than our F-18 fighters. After I flew near the Russian fighter planes, I had a very professional interaction with each other. I first observed the other fighters to see if they were armed, then waved to the other pilots, the other pilots waved to me, and gave me a thumbs up, and then I gave him a thumbs up. Woods said.
Reported that the two Hornet fighters intercepting Russian warplanes are recently carrying out NATO enhanced air patrol missions with Romanian Air Force fighters. This is the first time that NATO has intercepted Russian warplanes since the start of its enhanced air patrol mission on September 1. NATOs enhanced air patrol mission, which lasts four months, will end on 31 December.