U.S. and Swedish reconnaissance aircraft fly over Russian Kaliningrad and Crimea

On Friday, a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance aircraft flew over the Black Sea near the coast of the Crimea and a Swedish Gulfsteam 4 signals intelligence aircraft flew over Russia’s Baltic Sea exclave of Kaliningrad, Interfax reported.

According to websites that track the movement of military aircraft, the U.S. P-8A with tail number 168 761 took off from the Naval Air Station Sigonella in Sicily and flew over the southern coast of the Crimea.

The Swedish Air Force’s Gulfstream 4 with tail number 102003 flew over the coast of the Kaliningrad region twice at an altitude of 11,000 meters.

U.S. reconnaissance aircraft have increased their activity near Russian military installations in the Black, Baltic, and Mediterranean Seas over the last several months.

  USA, Sweden, NATO, Russia, Crimea, Kaliningrad