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Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States' borders on December 10 – 16, 2018

2018.12.17
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On December 10 – 16 NATO fighter aircraft conducting the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states were scrambled four times to identify and escort military aircraft of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

 

On December 10 NATO fighter aircraft intercepted one TU-134 flying from Kaliningrad to mainland Russia without the flight plan, using its onboard transponder, keeping radio contact with the regional air traffic control centre.

 

On December 13 NATO fighter jets intercepted one AN-26 flying from the mainland of the Russian Federation to Kaliningrad without using the onboard transponder, according to a pre-filed flight plan, maintaining radio communication with the regional air traffic control centre.

 

On December 14 NATO aircraft intercepted one AN-26 flying from Kaliningrad to mainland Russia without using the onboard transponder, without the flight plan, maintaining radio communication with the regional air traffic control centre.

 

On December 15 NATO fighter aircraft intercepted one SU-27 and one SU-30 flying from Kaliningrad to mainland Russia without using the onboard transponder, without the flight plan, and without maintaining the radio communication.

 

Related photo, credit: Filip Modrzejewski

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