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Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States’ borders on October 2-8, 2017


On October 2-8 NATO fighter aircraft conducting the 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 October 2 NATO fighters carried out one alert scramble to intercept an IL-20 and an IL-76 flying from the mainland of the Russian Federation to Kaliningrad. The aircraft flew according to pre-filed flight plans, their onboard transponders were switched off, the crews kept radio contact with the regional air traffic control centre.


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