The American media called flight of the B-1B problem for the Russian Navy
Sending American bombers B-1B Lancer in the black sea region is "clear signal" to Russia, writes The Drive.
Previously, the B-1B fulfilled launch anti-ship missiles AGM-158C Long Range Anti-Ship Missile to destroy targets a potential adversary.
During the flight over the Black sea they were accompanied by fighters from several countries, including the Ukrainian air force of Russian su-27P and su-30CM.
State Duma Deputy Ruslan Balbec called a sham attempt to demonstrate the threat of Russia.
"Such brazen antics tremble in fear we will not make. And let's face it - the bombers, which approached our fighters, and may feel lost as a combat unit," he said.
Chief editor of the magazine "national defense" Igor Korotchenko told RIA Novosti that in case of real threat to the black sea fleet of B-1B Lancer counteract modern means of Russian air defense.
According to him, the bombers are easy targets for s-400.
"The problem is not the Russian fleet, and in the minds of American journalists," - said Korotchenko.
According to the expert, Russian warships produced in recent years, equipped with anti-aircraft missile system "Poliment-Redut", which in their tactical and technical characteristics are similar to land-based systems s-350 "Vityaz" and is able to intercept any attacking purposes, including anti-ship missiles.