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Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States’ borders on April 17-23, 2017

2017.04.24
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On April 17–23 NATO fighter aircraft conducting the Air Policing Mission over the Baltic states were scrambled twice to intercept military aircraft of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

 

On April 18 the NATO fighters identified and escorted one An-26 of the Russian Federation en route from mainland Russia to Kaliningrad. The aircraft had a pre-filed flight plan and kept radio contact with air traffic control, but its onboard transponder was switched off.

 

On April 20 the NATO Air Policing fighter aircraft intercepted four Su-24 aircraft of the Russian Federation going from the mainland of the Russian Federation to Kaliningrad. All four had flight plans and kept radio contact but their onboard transponders were off.

 

Credit (related image): Manfred Reudenbach

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