A pro-regime Shadeed-129 UAV was shot down by a U.S. F-15E Strike Eagle after displaying hostile intent and advanced on Coalition forces over Syria.
This becomes the second Iranian drone shot down in less than a month.
Meanwhile, a Russian fighter jet, a Su-27 jet, which had air to air missiles under its wings, approached a U.S. Air Force RC-135 recon jet. It approached rapidly and was within 5 feet of the American aircraft.
This comes one day after the Russian Defense Ministry said it would treat any U.S. jet flying west of the Euphrates River in Syria as a potential target.
This followed a U.S. Navy jet’s shoot-down of a Syrian jet that was targeting U.S.-aligned fighters.
The U.S. military has participated in a large military training exercise in the Baltic region in the past weeks. This includes the use of B-52 nuclear-capable bombers and the long-range B-1 bomber.
I don’t, personally, foresee war between Russia and the United States but Russia is testing new leadership in America. President Trump is a strong leader and Putin would like to see how far he can push him.