Intense surveillance activity this morning in the Black Sea theatre. At least three NATO assets are at work these minutes.
An Italian Air Force Gulfstream E.550 CAEW (reg. MM62303 – callsign PERSEO71) took off from Constanta and is orbiting the eastern part of Romania, approximately in the same area where a USN Lockheed EP-3E (reg. 159887), from Souda Bay AB.
In the same are is operating also an USAF Boeing RC-135W (reg. 62-4131 – callsign JAKE11).
Also coming to the area is an RAF Boeing RC-135W (reg. ZZ664) which will operate over the Black Sea.
As is now the practice, the aircraft will be escorted by a pair of Eurofighters that took off from Cyprus supported in turn by an Airbus KC.2 (reg. ZZ338)
UPDATE 17:30 CEST