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Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States’ borders on January 23-29, 2017

2017.01.30
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On January 23-29 fighter aircraft conducting the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic States were scrambled four times to intercept military aircraft of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

 

On January 25 the NATO fighters were scrambled three times to identify and escort An-26 and  Su-24 of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea. The An-26 and Su-24 aircraft were flying from Kaliningrad to the mainland of the Russian Federation. The An-24 had a flight plan, maintained radio communication and its onboard transponder was switched on, the Su-24 had a plan but did not keep radio contact and did not use onboard transponder. One more An-24 flew from mainland Russia towards Kaliningrad according to a pre-filed flight plan and kept radio contact but the onboard transponder was off.

 

On January 29 NATO fighter aircraft were scrambled once to intercept an An-12 of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea. The aircraft had a flight plan, kept radio contact with air traffic control centres, the onboard transponder was switch on.

 

Credit: Manfred Reudenbach

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