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Friday, March 17, 2023

The Pentagon on Thursday released video of what it said was a Russian fighter jet dumping fuel on a U.S. Air Force surveillance drone ...




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... The U.S. military's declassified 42-second color footage shows a Russian Su-27 approaching the back of the MQ-9 Reaper drone and releasing fuel as it passes, the Pentagon said. Dumping the fuel appeared to be aimed at blinding the drone's optical instruments to drive it from the area.

On a second approach, either the same jet or another Russian fighter that had been shadowing the MQ-9 struck the drone's propeller, damaging a blade, according to the U.S. military, which said it then ditched the unmanned aircraft in the sea.

The video excerpt released by the Pentagon does not show events before or after the apparent fuel-dumping confrontation and does not show the Russian warplane striking the drone.

Russia said its fighters didn't strike the drone and claimed the unmanned aerial vehicle went down after making a sharp maneuver. ...

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-03-16 11:42 AM | Reply

What is it with the Russians peeing and pooping all over everything uncontrollably?

Fallout from Chernobyl?

#2 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2023-03-16 01:22 PM | Reply

This is the $1,000,000 version of "nah, nah, I am not touching you". Weapons solve nothing.

#3 | Posted by Brennnn at 2023-03-18 12:46 AM | Reply

Pentagon Video Shows Russian Jet Dumping Fuel on US Drone

Who are you going to believe? Me or your lying eyes?

- Putin

#4 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2023-03-18 10:42 AM | Reply

The military should arm those drones with self destructing bombs and when the fascist try that stunt again blow them up.

#5 | Posted by Wildman62 at 2023-03-18 07:27 PM | Reply

The military should arm those drones with self destructing bombs...

I'm sure they could mount a Sidewinder or two.

#6 | Posted by REDIAL at 2023-03-18 07:42 PM | Reply

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