Russian plane harassed American drones participating in operations towards the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria on Thursday for the second time in 24 hours, a US commander stated.
Moscow’s “navy plane engaged in unsafe and unprofessional conduct Thursday, 9:30 am native time, whereas interacting with US MQ-9 drones,” Air Power Lieutenant Common Alexus Grynkewich stated in an announcement.
The planes “dropped flares in entrance of the drones and flew dangerously shut, endangering the security of all plane concerned,” he stated.
The day past, Grynkewich stated Russian jets additionally dropped flares in entrance of US MQ-9s, whereas one pilot turned on their airplane’s afterburner in entrance of a drone.
Earlier this yr, america stated a Russian jet clipped the propeller of a drone working over the Black Sea, inflicting it to crash. Moscow denied it was accountable.