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Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States’ borders on September 19-25, 2016

2016.09.26
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On September NATO fighter aircraft conducting the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states were scrambled 7 times to intercept military aircraft of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

 

On September 19 the NATO fighters intercepted an IL-18 and one AN-12 aircraft of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea. The aircraft were flying from mainland Russia towards Kaliningrad without using onboard transponders, though according to pre-filed flight plans and maintained communication with air traffic control centres.

 

On September NATO air policing fighter aircraft in the Baltic states identified and escorted an AN-26 Russian aircraft bound for Kaliningrad away from mainland Russia in international airspace over the Baltic Sea. The aircraft maintained communication with air traffic control centres, had a flight plan pre-filed but its onboard transponder was switched off.

 

On September 22 NATO aircraft identified and escorted one AN-12 and one AN-26 flying away from Kaliningrad and towards the mainland in international airspace over the Baltic Sea. The aircraft weren’t using onboard transponders, though were flying according to pre-filed flight plans and maintained communication with air traffic control centres.

 

On September NATO fighters intercepted an NA-27 in international airspace over the Baltic Sea. On the way to the mainland of the Russian Federation and away from Kaliningrad, the aircraft was flying according to a pre-filed plan, with the onboard transponder on, and maintained radio communication with air traffic control centres.

 

On September 23 NATO air policing aircraft intercepted in international airspace over the Baltic Sea an IL-18 flying from Kaliningrad towards mainland Russia. The aircraft maintained communication with air traffic control centres, had a flight plan pre-filed but its onboard transponder was switched off.

 

Credit: M.Reudenbach

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