Watch: Russian Fighter Jet Dumps Fuel On US Reaper Drone
The US Department of Defense published a short video of a Russian fighter jet performing an unsafe maneuver while intercepting a US Air Force MQ-9 “Reaper” drone that crashed into the Black Sea on Tuesday. American officials have criticized Russia for operating their aircraft in a way deemed “unsafe and unprofessional.”
In the 42-second clip, the Russian Su-27 can be seen approaching the back of the MQ-9 drone while it starts to release fuel. This action was likely intended to discourage the surveillance drone’s presence in international airspace over the Black Sea and obstruct its advanced sensors.
USAF wrote in a…