The Patriot Files Forums  

Go Back   The Patriot Files Forums > Other Conflicts > Cold War

Post New Thread  Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-20-2022, 07:21 AM
Boats's Avatar
Boats Boats is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 20,964
Post Russian fighters dangerously overfly NATO warships in the Baltic Sea

Russian fighters dangerously overfly NATO warships in the Baltic Sea
By: Clement Charpentreau - Aerotime News - 11-20-22
Re: https://www.aerotime.aero/articles/3...-in-baltic-sea

NATO reported that two Russian fighters overflew a French and a Dutch warship in the Baltic Sea in an “unsafe and unprofessional” manner.

Two air defense frigates, the Dutch HNLMS “Tromp”, flagship of the Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1), and the French "Chevalier Paul", were both carrying out a maritime and air surveillance mission within in the Baltic Sea on the morning of November 17, 2022, when they were approached by two Russian fighters.

“The Russian pilots failed to respond to Allied forces’ standing query communications and overflew the force at an altitude of 300 feet and a distance of 80 yards,” NATO reported. “NATO deemed the interaction unsafe and unprofessional since it was conducted in a known danger area, which was activated for air defence training, and due to the aircraft altitude and proximity.”

The sea, "a place to show force"

Such interactions are commonplace between Russian aircraft and NATO ships. In February 2022, the French Chief of the Defense Staff reported the interception of several Russian aircraft that were shadowing aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle in the Eastern Mediterranean.

However, since the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, western forces fear the risk of an incident, and a potential escalation.

“At sea, the Russians are regularly within 2,000 meters of our ships; their weapons systems are active, as they regularly let us know by illuminating our buildings with their fire control radars,” the French Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Pierre Vandier, reported in August 2022 in a parliamentary hearing with the French Defense Committee. “You have to bear in mind that, for a combat ship, the difference between low and high intensity is only due to the orders received. [...] These uninhibited behaviors make the sea a place to show force today, and will make it a place of confrontation tomorrow.”
-
__________________
Boats

O Almighty Lord God, who neither slumberest nor sleepest; Protect and assist, we beseech thee, all those who at home or abroad, by land, by sea, or in the air, are serving this country, that they, being armed with thy defence, may be preserved evermore in all perils; and being filled with wisdom and girded with strength, may do their duty to thy honour and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

"IN GOD WE TRUST"
sendpm.gif Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is On

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.