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Russian Defense Ministry reports interception of U.S. spy plane

Russian Defense Ministry reports interception of U.S. spy plane

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July 11 (UPI) -- Russia's news agency reported Saturday that Russian fighter jets intercepted a U.S. spy aircraft over the Sea of Japan this week. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, Russian radars detected the plane in international airspace over neutral waters, but headed toward Russian sovereign airspace. Advertisement "Sukhoi Su-35S and MiG-31BM [fighter jets] from the Eastern Military District's air defense forces on duty were scrambled to identify and intercept the target in midair. After approaching the target, they identified it as an RC-135 strategic reconnaissance aircraft of the US Air Force," said a statement from the Russian Defense Ministry published by the Russian news agency Tass. The defense ministry said the reconnaissance aircraft made a U-turn and flew away from...
Russian man killed in Austria had declined police protection

Russian man killed in Austria had declined police protection

World
Autrian police say a Russian man shot dead near Vienna over the weekend had declined police protection before the killingByThe Associated PressJuly 6, 2020, 10:05 AM2 min readBERLIN -- A Russian man shot dead near Vienna over the weekend had declined police protection before the killing, Austrian police said Monday. Austrian media have reported that the killing of the 43-year-old, an ethnic Chechen who had lived in Austria for more than a decade, is being considered as a possible political assassination. The regional intelligence and anti-terrorism authority is involved in the case. Its head, Roland Scherscher, told the Austria Press Agency that the motive remains unclear, and that a political motive or perhaps an argument are both possible. A 47-year-old Russian man was detained in Linz...
NORAD F-22s intercept 4 Russian spy planes off Alaskan coast

NORAD F-22s intercept 4 Russian spy planes off Alaskan coast

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June 27 (UPI) -- North American Aerospace Defense Command aircraft intercepted four Russian Tu-142 spy planes entering the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone on Saturday. According to NORAD, U.S. F-22s, with assistance from KC-135 air refuelers and E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System, intercepted the Tu-142s, which came within 65 nautical miles of the Aleutian island chain off the coast of Alaska and "loitered in the ADIZ for nearly 8 hours." Advertisement The planes remained in international airspace and did not fly into U.S. or Canadian airspace. The interception marks the second incidence of a Russian aircraft near the U.S. border this week and the 10th this year, with multiple incidents taking place this month near the coast of Alaska. On Wednesday NORAD F-22s intercepted two...
Russian President Vladimir Putin: Russia is building defenses against hypersonic missiles

Russian President Vladimir Putin: Russia is building defenses against hypersonic missiles

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June 15 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia leads the world in hypersonic weapons research and will have defense systems to counteract opponents' weapons. The United States and China have begun hypersonic missile programs, building nuclear-equipped armaments capable of traveling up to 5,000 mph in a flat trajectory, indicating that defenders have less time to react. Advertisement Russia has tested similar missiles and appears to have deployed one, the Avangard cruise missile, into service. It also rolled out a radar station designed to simultaneously track over 1,000 incoming objects, including hypersonic missiles. In a television interview on Sunday, Putin said that by the time foreign missiles are operational, Russia will have all its required defenses. "They [hyperson...
Russian cargo ship docks with space station

Russian cargo ship docks with space station

Technology
An unmanned Russian cargo capsule has docked with the International Space Station, bringing more than two tons of supplies to the three-person crewByThe Associated PressApril 25, 2020, 7:26 AM1 min read1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleMOSCOW -- An unmanned Russian cargo capsule docked with the International Space Station, bringing more than 2 tons of supplies to the three-person crew. The Progress spacecraft docked at 0512 GMT Saturday, about 3 1/2 hours after blasting off from Russia’s Baikonur launch complex in Kazakhstan. The ship carried fuel, water, food, medicine and other supplies. There are three astronauts aboard the space station: Russia’s Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner, and Chris Cassidy of the United States. Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News: T