Venezuelan SU-30 Flanker Shadows a U.S. EP-3 Aircraft

Video of Venezuela SU-30 Flanker as it “aggressively shadowed” a U.S. EP-3 Aries II at an unsafe distance in international airspace over the Caribbean Sea July 19, jeopardizing the crew and aircraft. The EP-3 aircraft, flying a mission in approved international airspace was approached in an unprofessional manner by the SU-30 that took off from an airfield 200 miles east of Caracas. The U.S. routinely conducts multi-nationally recognized and approved detection and monitoring missions in the region to ensure the safety and security of our citizens and those of our partners.

(Released by U.S. Southern Command)

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By: bravo61 (12936.56)

Tags: Venezuela, US, SU-30, EP-3 Aries II, US Navy

Location: Caribbean Sea