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Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States’ borders on August 21 – 27, 2017

2017.08.28
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On August 21-27 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 August 22 NATO fighters intercepted in the international airspace over the Baltic Sea two Su-27s which took off from mainland Russia and then returned . The aircraft had no flight plans, the crews did not maintain radio contact with air traffic control and did not use onboard transponders.

 

On August 24 NATO fighter aircraft identified and escorted one Il-22 and two Su-27s. The Il-22 from Kaliningrad to mainland Russia according to a pre-filed flight plan, its onboard transponder was switched off, the crew kept radio contact with the regional air traffic control centre. The Su-27s took off from Kaliningrad and then returned . The aircraft had no flight plans, the crews did not maintain radio contact with the air traffic control centre and did not use onboard transponders.

 

On August 26 NATO aircraft were scrambled twice to intercept military aircraft of the Russian Federation. The first scramble was triggered by an An-72, three An-12s and three Su-27s flying from mainland Russia to Kaliningrad. The An-72 had a flight plan, its onboard transponder was on, radio contact with regional air traffic control was kept. The An-12s had onboard transponders switched off, valid flight plans, kept radio contact with regional air traffic control. The Su-27s had no flight plans, the crews did not maintain radio contact with air traffic control and did not use onboard transponders. The second scramble was carried out to intercept three An-12s flying from Kaliningrad to mainland Russia with switched off onboard transponders, according to flight plans, and kept radio contact with the regional air traffic control centre.

 

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