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Tue Aug 13, 2019, 07:52 PM

A Russian Su-27 fighter jet shooed a NATO fighter away from a plane carrying Russia's defense minist

Source: Business Insider

In a sort of remake of something we have already seen and reported in June 2017 and in January 2019, a Russian Su-27 escorting Sergei Shoigu's jet turned into a NATO jet supporting the NATO Baltic Air Policing (BAP) mission, forcing it to move farther, recently.

In this case the aircraft dispatched to intercept and shadow the aircraft is a Spanish Air Force EF-18, one of the 5 jets currently deployed to Siauliai Air Base, Lithuania, for BAP mission. The Russian jet carrying Shoigu is not the Tu-154 with registration RA-85686 we observed on previous Russia's MOD trips, but a Tu-204, based on the type of winglet exposed in the video.

Interestingly, the EF-18 appears to be armed with 2x IRIS-T and 2 AIM-120 AMRAAM AAMs (Air-to-Air Missiles) as well as a ventral Litening targeting pod (used in air-to-air mode for visual ID of the target). The Russian Su-27 carries a pair of R-27 and R-73 AAMs, although the exact type and number of missiles is not clear in the footage (as the aircraft turns away from the camera).

According to Zvezda, the close encounter occurred in international airspace over the Baltic. The Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu was on his way back from a working trip to Kaliningrad exclave, where he visited the Sea International Landing Army International Games contest at the Khmelevka training ground.

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Read more: https://www.businessinsider.com/su27-shoos-nato-fighter-away-from-russian-defense-minister-plane-2019-8



A Russian Su-27 fighter jet shooed a NATO fighter away from a plane carrying Russia's defense minister

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 07:54 PM

1. Lovely

Lucky the Russians are not paranoid.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 11:27 AM

2. Ah, the infamous "shoo" tactic used by RAF pilots during the Battle of Briton.

Just pull up side the enemy and yell, "Shoo! Shoo!" and he'll turn around and head home.

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 11:46 AM

3. Aviation has advanced, and so has communications. Here's the new international "Shoo! Shoo!" sign

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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 12:21 PM

4. My money's on the Growler

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