New surveillance missions morning over the eastern Mediterranean:
- a USAF Boeing KC-135R (reg. 62-3502) is carrying out an aerial refuelling mission over the sea off Syria
- a little further south a USAF Bombardier E-11A (reg. 12-9506) is orbiting the eastern Mediterranean;
- a USAF Boeing RC-135W (reg. 62-4130 – callsign SAURON51) now in action north of Iraq has long orbited off Syria
- a RAF Airbus KC.2 (reg. ZZ331) is leaving RAF Akrotiri eastbound
Interestingly, Russian navy ships have just these days left the port of Tartus, Syria, for new missions in the Mediterranean.