P-8A Poseidon

Russian Sukhoi Su-27 intercepts US RC-135, P-8A Poseidon spy planes; Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-31 tracks Norwegian Falcon 20 aircraft

On July 30, 2020, a Sukhoi Su-27 took off to track and intercept two US military aircraft. The US Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft and a P-8A Poseidon US Navy patrol plane were spotted flying over the neutral waters of Black Sea close to Russia's borders.

Aug 06, 2020, 09:48 AM IST

Russian Sukhoi Su-27 fighters intercept US P-8A Poseidon spy plane over Black Sea thrice in 4 days

According to Russia, all the intercepts by Sukhoi Su-27s were carried over neutral waters of the Black Sea. The Su-27 returned to base after the US P-8A Poseidon turned away from the Russian border.

Jul 28, 2020, 13:42 PM IST

Russia launches Sukhoi Su-27 fighters as US P-8A Poseidon, RC-135 spy planes fly over Black Sea

The US P-8A Poseidon is tasked with anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASUW), and shipping interdiction roles while the RC-135 is used for gathering intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

Jun 30, 2020, 11:59 AM IST

US cruiser almost collides with Russian warship 3 days after Su-35C intercepts P-8A Poseidon

According to the Russian Pacific Fleet, the US guided-missile cruiser Chancellorsville of the US Carrier Strike Group 5 under the 7th Fleet came 50 metres in front of Admiral Nikolai Ignatevich Vinogradov in South China sea, forcing its warship to perform a dangerous manoeuvre to avoid a collision. 

Jun 07, 2019, 16:54 PM IST

Russian Sukhoi Su-35C fighter intercepts US P-8A Poseidon aircraft thrice in 3 hours

While the US has claimed its P-8A Poseidon aircraft was operating consistent with international law and did not provoke the Su-35C, the Russian Defence Ministry has rejected the statement.

Jun 05, 2019, 17:27 PM IST

US flies advanced spy plane over disputed sea: Officials

The United States has flown its most advanced surveillance plane from a military base in the Philippines over flashpoint areas of the South China Sea, Filipino authorities said on Friday.

Feb 27, 2015, 18:48 PM IST

US flies most advanced surveillance plane from Philippines

The United States has begun flying its most advanced surveillance aircraft, the P-8A Poseidon, out of the Philippines for patrols over the South China Sea, the US Navy said on Thursday, acknowledging the flights for the first time.

Feb 26, 2015, 19:04 PM IST