US Air Force Fighter Pilot Worn Russian Badge In Maneuvers?
The United States, Britain and the Netherlands are engaged in Point Blank military exercises amid growing tensions with Russia. Around 50 combat aircraft from the three countries are participating in this four-day exercise. There has been an uproar over an image taken during this maneuver, claiming that the pilot of the US F-15 fighter plane is wearing a sleeve patch of the Russian Air Force.
There is a lot of discussion about the picture
This photo has been uploaded to the Facebook account of Royal Air Force Laken heath. In which the pilot in the F-15E aircraft is seen wearing a Russian badge (sleeve patch). After which this picture remains a topic of much discussion in social media as well.
Pilot was playing the role of enemy in maneuvers
Russian media Sputnik quoted some reports as saying that the pilot may have played an enemy role during the maneuver. Because, it is a common practice for pilots to wear patches or helmet covers of enemy countries during maneuvers. With this, they identify the enemy and strengthen their strategy against them. In some circumstances, the enemy logo is placed on the fighters.
Situation of war on Ukraine border
After Russia deployed large-scale tanks and warships on Ukraine’s eastern border, there is now a danger of war in Europe. Meanwhile, the US is also gearing up to respond to the Russian challenge. It is being told that the US is considering deploying its warships in the Black Sea in the next few weeks to show full support with Ukraine.
US Navy is constantly flying surveillance over the Black Sea
According to a treaty in 1936, Turkey has control over the sea route to enter the Black Sea. It is not yet clear whether the US Navy has given notice to Turkey. US defense officials have said that the navy is constantly flying surveillance over international territory in the Black Sea to monitor Russian naval activities and any military activity in Crimea.