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Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States’ borders on November 6-12, 2017

2017.11.13
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On November 6-12 NATO fighter aircraft conducting the Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states were scrambled six times to intercept military aircraft of the Russian Federation In international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

 

On November 8 NATO fighters intercepted one IL-22 and two SU-35s flying from mainland Russia to Kaliningrad without flight plans, without using onboard transponders, radio contact with air traffic control centres was maintained. The two Su-35s escorted the Il-22 and returned to the mainland, while two SU-27s came Kaliningrad to take over the escort, without flight plans, onboard transponders, and without keeping radio contact.

 

On November 8 NATO fighters scrambled to intercept one An-26 flying from Kaliningrad to the mainland without using onboard transponder, according to a flight plan, maintaining radio contact with air traffic control.

 

On November 9 NATO fighter jets identified and escorted one IL-22 flying from Kaliningrad to the mainland and two Su-27s escorting it half the distance; two SU-27s flew to meet it at that point from the mainland of the Russian Federation. None of the aircraft had flight plans, none used onboard transponders, and the only crew to keep radio contact was of the IL-22.

 

On November 11 NATO fighter aircraft intercepted two SU-27s escorting one Il-76 from the mainland to Kaliningrad. The Il-76 had a flight plan, the crew kept radio contact and used its onboard transponder. Neither of the SU-27s had flight plans, used onboard transponders nor kept radio contact.

 

On November 11 NATO fighters intercepted one AN-26 flying from mainland Russia to Kaliningrad according to a flight plan, maintaining radio contact with the regional air traffic control centre, with its onboard transponder switched off.

 

On November NATO fighter aircraft intercepted two Su-27s escorting and Il-76 from Kaliningrad to mainland Russia. The IL-76 had a flight plan, its onboard transponder was on, and the crew kept radio contact with the regional air traffic control centre. The Su-27s complied with none of these requirements.

 

Related image, credit: Filip Modrzejewski

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