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Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States' borders February 4 – 10, 2019

2019.02.11
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On February 4 – 10 NATO fighter aircraft conducting the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states were scrambled seven times to identify and escort military aircraft of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

 

On February 5 NATO fighter aircraft intercepted one AN-26 flying from the mainland of the Russian Federation to Kaliningrad without using the onboard transponder, according to a pre-filed flight plan, and keeping radio communication with the regional air traffic control centre.

 

On February 6 NATO fighter aircraft intercepted one IL-22 flying from mainland Russia to Kaliningrad without using the onboard transponder, keeping the radio contact, according to a flight plan. It was escorted by two SU-35, flying without using their onboard transponders, without keeping radio contact, according to a flight plan.

 

On February 6 NATO air policing fighter aircraft intercepted one SU-24M flying from Kaliningrad over the Baltic Sea and back, without using the onboard transponder, without keeping radio contact, without the flight plan.

 

On February 7 NATO fighter aircraft intercepted one AN-26 flying from Kaliningrad to mainland Russia without using the onboard transponder, according to a flight plan, keeping radio contact.

 

On February 7 NATO fighter jets intercepted one IL- 22 flying from Kaliningrad to mainland Russia with its onboard transponder on, keeping radio contact, according to the flight plan.

 

On February 7 NATO fighter aircraft intercepted two SU-35s flying from Kaliningrad to mainland Russia without the flight plan, without using the onboard transponders, without keeping radio contact.

 

On February 8 NATO fighter aircraft intercepted one IL-78 flying from mainland Russia to Kaliningrad with its onboard transponder on, maintaining radio communication, according to a pre-filed flight plan.

 

Related photo, credit: Filip Modrzejewski

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