Russian Attack Jets Aggressively Fly Over U.S. Destroyer In The Baltic Sea

American sailors aboard the USS Donald Cook got one intimidating air show over the Baltic Sea yesterday. Russian swing-wing Su-24 Fencers made multiple simulated attack runs on their ship. The maneuvers were said to have been “extremely aggressive” and so low that wakes were kicked up in the water below the jets, Navy…

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Unprecedented U.S. Air Force Jet Deployment To Finland Is Sure To Upset Russia

Finland may not be a member of NATO, but it sure is becoming more closely aligned with the organization since Russia became a more belligerent power. Now, in an unprecedented deployment, F-15C/Ds from the 123rd Fighter Squadron home based in Portland, Oregon will descend on Rissala, Finland for cooperative aerial…

BALTOPS May Have Ended But Tensions Around The Baltic Sea Have Not

The USS Vicksburg, many of the ships seen here, and an expanded flotilla of allied ships from the region took part in BALTOPS ‘15, which ended on Saturday. The elaborate exercise, which reinforced strong NATO and allied bonds, has led to increased tensions with Russia as historically neutral parties in the region may…