Reconnaissance aircraft


American RC-135V, thanks to three bombers, collected information about the Russian C-300 and C-400

The appearance of three American bombers near the borders of Russia was a carefully planned action.

On the eve of the day it became known that near the border of the Kaliningrad region three US strategic bomber B-52H Stratofortresswhich approached the Russian borders in fact at a distance of a direct impact (about 20 kilometers - approx. Ed.). Nevertheless, analysts have established that the flight itself of the American B-52H Stratofortress was carefully planned - the main purpose of the mission was to collect data on the location and functioning of the Russian air defense and missile defense systems.

Specialists draw attention to the fact that in addition to the three strategic bombers, a reconnaissance aircraft Boeing RC-135V, which is capable of collecting information about the location and operation of radar facilities, was noticed near the Russian border. Considering the fact that there are numerous C-300 and C-400 air defense systems in the Leningrad and Kaliningrad regions, these air defense systems were activated when the American B-52H Stratofortress approached, which allowed the reconnaissance aircraft Boeing RC-135V to collect data not only on location of these systems, but also to obtain information about their functioning (frequency, sector of work, etc.).

“While the Russian C-300 and C-400 were being“ led ”by the American B-52H Stratofortress, they were carefully scanned by US electronic surveillance aircraft. How successful this was can only be assumed. ”, - said the analyst

SPRING 1977 into the zone of responsibility of the 20 Army of Air Defense in the Barents Sea (from the North Pole through the New Land in the direction of a / b Mildenhall in England) entered the American strategic reconnaissance aircraft CP-71 (Blackbird) At this site it increased speed from 2 to 3 thousand. Km. Since it was similar to a rocket attack, some of the units switched on the combat frequencies. Which were detected by the enemy. Changed the leadership of many parts, many received disciplinary action. In B-52 and PC-135, the intestine is small enough to repeat this. And to fight for Peter and Kaliningrad Russia will only be strikes against enemy territory.

And what they collected? Point of intersection ??

But here I am interested in and what information gathered Pindos about our air defense systems? Only those that we wanted them to collect. What, they thought the frequency of target illumination? Not. Because no target was transferred from the "maintenance" mode to the "destruction" mode. Rocket control frequency? Not. Because not a single rocket was fired at the target. Launcher Position? So installation is mobile. In short, some sweats.