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Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States' borders August 5 – 11, 2019

2019.08.12
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On August 5 –11 NATO fighter aircraft conducting the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states carried out 9 alert scrambles to identify and escort military aircraft of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

 

On August 5 NATO fighter aircraft intercepted two SU-27s that took off from Kaliningrad to escort one TU-142 which took off from the mainland Russia. None of the aircraft had their onboard transponders on, none had flight plans, and none kept radio communication with the regional air traffic control centre.

 

On August 5 NATO air policing fighter aircraft intercepted two SU-27s flying from Kaliningrad to Latvia’s Flight Information Region (FIR) and back. Their onboard transponders were off, no flight plans had been pre-filed, radio communication was not maintained.

 

On August 6 NATO fighter aircraft intercepted one TU-134 which trespassed into the airspace of the Republic of Lithuania because of the poor weather conditions over the Baltic Sea. The aircraft had its onboard transponder switched on, the crew flew according to a pre-filed flight plan and maintained radio communication.

 

On August 6 fighter aircraft conducting the NATO Air Policing Mission intercepted two SU-27 and two IL-38 aircraft flying from Kaliningrad to mainland Russia with their onboard transponders off, according to a flight plan, maintaining radio communication.

 

On August 7 NATO fighter aircraft intercepted one AN-26 flying from Kaliningrad to the mainland of the Russian Federation with its onboard transponder off, according to a flight plan, maintaining radio communication.

 

On August 8 NATO fighter aircraft intercepted one TU-142 flying into the international airspace over the Baltic Sea from mainland Russia and then back, and two SU-30 flying into the international airspace over the Baltic Sea from Kaliningrad and back. The TU-142 and two SU-30 had their onboard transponders off, did not have flights plans, and did not maintain radio communication.

 

On August 8 NATO fighter aircraft intercepted one SU-27 flying into the international airspace over the Baltic Sea from Kaliningrad and then back without using the onboard transponder, without the flight plan, without maintaining radio communication.

 

On August 8 NATO air policing fighter aircraft intercepted two SU-30s flying from Kaliningrad into the international airspace over the Baltic Sea and back without using their onboard transponders, without the flight plans, without maintaining radio communication.

 

On August 10 NATO fighter aircraft intercepted two SU-27 aircraft flying from Kaliningrad into the international airspace over the Baltic Sea and back in order to escort one TU-134 which was flying from mainland Russia to Kaliningrad. Neither of the SU-27s had their onboard transponders on, neither had the flight plans, and neither maintained radio communication. The TU-134 had its onboard transponder on, the flight plan, and maintained radio communication.

 

Related photo, credit: Filip Modrzejewski

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