Russia Launches Mediterranean Drills With Hypersonic-Armed Jets At Moment UK Carrier Is In Area
According to Al Jazeera, "The Russian drills that began on Friday in the Eastern Mediterranean come as a British carrier strike group is in the area." Both US and UK military assets are said to be in the region, the report continues: "Earlier this week, British and US F-35 fighters from HMS Queen Elizabeth flew combat sorties against the ISIL (ISIS) group."
What's more is that for the first time ever Russia is deploying advanced jets which are outfitted to carry hypersonic missiles, as Moscow Timesdetails based on Russian Defense Ministry statements:
Given this and the latest Black Sea crisis and "close call" situation, there's little doubt that UK and US ships are on high alert as Russia conducts its Syria-related exercises.