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Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States’ borders on March 13-19, 2017

2017.03.20
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On March 13-19 fighter aircraft conducting the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states were scrambled once to intercept a military aircraft of the Russian Federation flying in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

 

On March 18 NATO fighter aircraft conducting air policing in the Baltic states were scrambled to intercept an Il-18 military aircraft of the Russian Federation flying from the mainland of the Russian Federation to Kaliningrad in international airspace. The aircraft was flying according to a pre-filed flight plan, its onboard transponder was on, the crew maintained radio contact with air traffic control centres.

 

Related photo, credit: Manfred Reudenbach

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