August 12, 3.14pm
US reconnaissance aircraft spotted near the borders of the Kaliningrad region
The United States Air Force Boeing RC-135U Combat Sent with tail number 64-14847 conducted the reconnaissance on the borders of the Kaliningrad region. About this relationships Air Resources Radar Monitoring on Twitter.
In the airspace near the borders of the Kaliningrad region, the plane appeared at 8:35 Moscow time. Almost an hour earlier, it flew over German territory.
Earlier, in June, a Boeing RC-135V rivet joint was observed in the area with the SHUSH77 call sign. He flew on June 17th at 9:50 am to Moscow from the Mildenhall air base in the United Kingdom. Two hours later, he was noticed near the border with the Kaliningrad region.
RC-135 is a modification of the KC-135 refueling aircraft, developed on the basis of Boeing civilian airliners. It is equipped with electronic intelligence and tracking. Aircraft of this type regularly conduct observation flights along the borders of Russia