Skip to comments.Russian bomber intercepted near US Navy ship
Posted on 03/05/2008 7:14:22 PM PST by jhpigott
Russian bomber aircraft approached a US aircraft carrier off the Korean coast on Wednesday and was intercepted by American fighter jets -- the second such incident in less than a month, US defense officials said.
According to the US officials, a Russian bomber came within three to five nautical miles and flew 2,000 feet above the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier and its accompanying ships. Two US F-18 fighters were launched to intercept the Russian aircraft and escort it out of the area, according to one defense official. (Reuters)
Russia up to its Cold War antics . . .
Lets do what Reagan did - get oil down to $10 and crush their nuts.
Hopefully, followed by many splash's in the water below.....well, maybe a few big splash's, too.
Do you want to play a game?.......
Lets start overflying their carrier groups with stealth fighters and bombers.
Oh, that’s right, they don’t have any!
They won’t do it for long if we shoot them down every time they do this.
Is it the Nimitz that is being given to India in exchange for a large fighter contract, trumping the Russian carrier deal?
I Bet On The Navy~~~;0)
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 280
Ships Underway (away from homeport): 138 ships (49% of total)
On deployment: 97 ships (35% of total)
Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 29 submarines (53%)
On deployment: 18 submarines (33%)
USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) - Pacific Ocean
USS Nimitz (CVN 68) - Sea of Japan
USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - Atlantic Ocean
USS George Washington (CVN 73) - Atlantic Ocean
USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - 5th Fleet
Amphibious Warfare Ships:
USS Nassau (LHA 4) - 6th Fleet
USS Essex (LHD 2) - Philippine Sea
USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) - Atlantic Ocean
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - Pacific Ocean
USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) - Atlantic Ocean
Tarawa Expeditionary Strike Group:
USS Tarawa (LHA 1) - 5th Fleet
Aircraft (operational): 3700+
Don't tell that to the crew of the Admiral Kuznetsov.
Damn. My kid leaves again soon for a WESPAC. I was in the Navy, stationed at SUBASE Pearl during the cold war...these stories give me flashbacks. I guess I had 15 Soviet Navy readiness classes. Yikes. I really wish this problem would resolve itself. I guess I’m going to have to vote for McQueeg after all.
Assuming this happened north of Korea, why would the carrier group be traveling so close to Russia?
Great day to teach young mess hall guys how to fly predators.
Opps did we just knock a bear down.
We are so sorry...
Why waste jet fuel when a SAM (missile) or two would do the job??
“That was more Saudi Arabia’s doing “
It was a Saudi thing , but it was because Reagan jawboned them to death.
The armchair admirals and generals abound yet again! It is international airspace. It happened during the Cold War and it never went away. No one is going to shoot them down. Russian battle groups are observed and monitored in exactly the same way. Even Iranian P-3 Orions conduct visual recce on Coalition naval vessels in the Persian Gulf.