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Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States’ borders on July 31- August 7, 2017

2017.08.07
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From July 31 to August 6 NATO fighter aircraft conducting the Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states were scrambled 8 times to intercept military aircraft of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

 

On August 1 NATO fighters scrambled four times to identify and escort military aircraft of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea. First one An-26 flying from mainland Russia to Kaliningrad (with flight plan, kept radio contact, onboard transponder on) and two MiG-31s flying from mainland Russia (no flight plans, no radio contact, onboard transponders off). Second, two Su-27s where intercepted flying from mainland Russia in international airspace over the Baltic Sea (no flight plans, no radio contact, onboard transponders off). Third, two Su-33s flying from mainland Russia (no flight plans, no radio contact, onboard transponders off) were identified and escorted. Fourth, four Su-27s were intercepted flying from mainland Federation to Kaliningrad (no flight plans, no radio contact, onboard transponders off).

 

On August 2 NATO fighter aircraft were scrambled twice to intercept two Tu-142 and two Il-38 of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea, the aircraft flew in pairs from mainland Russia without flight plans, without keeping radio contact and with switched off onboard transponders.

 

On August 3 NATO fighter aircraft were scrambled one to inexpert two Il-38 of the Russian Federation flying from mainland Russian international airspace over the Baltic Sea. The aircraft did not have flight plans, neither onboard transponders were used nor radio contact kept.

 

On August 5 NATO fighters intercepted one An-26 flying from mainland Russia to Kaliningrad in international airspace over the Baltic Sea. Its onboard transponder was off, it had a flight plan and kept radio contact with the regional air traffic control centre.

 

Related image, credit: Filip Modrzejewski

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