European SITREP, 16 FEB 2022
It is being reported by multiple news outlets that there were very close
encounters between USN P-8 Poseidons and Russian Air Force Su-35s over the
eastern Med on Friday and Saturday of last week.
USAF MC-130J Commando II 13-5778, callsign BROKE16,
returned to the UK from Poland
RAF Voyager tanker ZZ337 was flying racetracks over
Romania near the Black Sea coast. SABRE flt, USAF F-16Cs were also active
in the area.
TC-135W 62-4127, callsign OLIVE27, flew from LIncoln,
Nebraska to Andrews AFB, before launching again on a transatlantic flight.
The TC-135W is fitted out with the exterior features of a Rivet
Joint for flight crew proficiency training to avoid putting flight time on
the scarce RC-135V/Ws, but has also seen use as a support aircraft, and
has occasionally been seen in Europe.
Reports compiled from adsb logs