American aircraft conducted reconnaissance in the Kerch Strait

American aircraft conducted reconnaissance in the Kerch Strait

MOSCOW, November 28 — RIA Novosti. Anti-submarine Boeing P-8A Poseidon of the U.S. Navy on Tuesday carried out a reconnaissance flight in the area of the Strait of Kerch and the Crimean Peninsula. It is reported by the monitoring portal PlaneRadar in his Twitter.


The aircraft with tail number 168848 is part of the 26th a patrol squadron of the U.S. Navy. It was approaching the coastline of the Peninsula at a distance of 31 kilometres.

Earlier in the day, according to PlaneRadar, a reconnaissance flight in the area have completed a strategic UAV RQ-4A Global Hawk US air force, who also has monitored the demarcation line in the Donbass.

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Anti-submarine patrol aircraft Boeing P-8A Poseidon, the U.S. Navy?? (LK-848 VP-26), tail number 168848, makes a reconnaissance flight along the Russian?? the Black sea coast.
#USNAVY #Poseidon #P8A

— PlaneRadar (@ua4wiy_) November 27, 2018

In recent years, increased the activity of foreign reconnaissance aircraft and drones near the Russian border. In particular, they were noticed as in the area of the Crimea and the Krasnodar territory, and near the Western borders of the country. The defense Ministry has repeatedly urged Washington to abandon such operations, however, the Pentagon is refused.

Boeing P-8 Poseidon anti-submarine patrol aircraft designed to locate and destroy enemy submarines in areas of patrol, reconnaissance, anti-ship and participation in rescue operations.