Dramatic moment US fighter jets escort Russian warplane flying close to American aircraft carrier in the Pacific

This is the moment a pair of US fighter jets accompany a Russian warplane flying close to an American aircraft carrier in the Pacific region.
The incident occurred when a Russian Pacific Fleet anti-submarine aircraft IL-38 flew within 30 kilometres or 18.6 miles of the George Washington aircraft carrier reportedly undetected on April 26.
After the Russian aircraft was detected three US jets, two supersonic F/A-18 Hornet fighters and an F-15 tactical fighter were scrambled to escort it to a safe distance.

This is the moment a pair of US fighter jets fly alongside a Russian warplane flying close to an American aircraft carrier
This is the moment a pair of US fighter jets fly alongside a Russian warplane flying close to an American aircraft carrier

After the Russian aircraft was detected three US jets, two supersonic F/A-18 Hornet fighters and an F-15 tactical fighter were scrambled to escort it to a safe distance
After the Russian aircraft was detected three US jets, two supersonic F/A-18 Hornet fighters and an F-15 tactical fighter were scrambled to escort it to a safe distance
In the video, one of the American jets can be seen flying alongside the Russian aircraft before they pass the George Washington aircraft carrier at a close distance.

The jet appears to be heavily armed while the end of the clip shows another of the American aircraft flying on the other side of the Russian aircraft.
According to reports, the Russian anti-submarine aircraft was escorted to a safe distance after which the American fighters returned back to the George Washington aircraft carrier.
The unnamed Russian pilot said: 'I emphasise that the Americans behaved with dignity, did not climb under the propellers and didn't make any indecent gestures.'
Ilyushin Il-38 'Dolphin', a Russian patrol aircraft. According to reports, the Russian anti-submarine aircraft was escorted to a safe distance
Ilyushin Il-38 'Dolphin', a Russian patrol aircraft. According to reports, the Russian anti-submarine aircraft was escorted to a safe distance
The Ilyushin Il-38 'Dolphin' is a maritime patrol aircraft and anti-submarine warfare aircraft designed in the Soviet Union.
The McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet is a twin-engine, supersonic combat jet, designed as both a fighter and attack aircraft.
The McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle is a twin-engine, tactical fighter aircraft which entered service in 1976. 
It comes over a week after a Russian fighter jet on Sunday, April 19 intercepted an American Navy spy plane in international airspace over the Mediterranean Sea for the second time in four days, the United States military said.
The US Navy released a brief, seven-second video clip showing a Russian SU-35 fighter plane fly within 25 feet in front of a P-8A Poseidon aircraft – a maneuver that the Pentagon said was 'unsafe and unprofessional.'
The Russian IL-38 'Dolphin' managed to 'sneak up' on the US aircraft carrier
The Russian IL-38 'Dolphin' managed to 'sneak up' on the US aircraft carrier
The American military said that the Russian pilot twice intercepted the US Navy aircraft 'over a period of 100 minutes.'
'The first intercept was deemed safe and professional,' according to a statement from the US Navy's Sixth Fleet. 
'The second intercept was determined to be unsafe and unprofessional due to the SU-35 conducting a high-speed, high-powered maneuver that decreased aircraft separation to within 25 feet, directly in front of the P-8A exposing the US aircraft to wake turbulence and jet exhaust.'

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