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Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States’ borders on November 27-December 3, 2017


On November 27-December 3 NATO fighter aircraft conducting the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states were scrambled once to identify and escort military aircraft of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.


On November 29 NATO fighters intercepted an IL-76 flying according to a flight plan, maintaining radio communication and with onboard transponder on, and two Su-27s in its escort, without flight plans, without keeping radio contact, and with switched-off onboard transponders. The aircraft were flying from the mainland of the Russian Federation to Kaliningrad.


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