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Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States’ borders on December 12-18, 2016

2016.12.19
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On December 12-18 NATO fighter aircraft conducting the Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states were scrambled twice to intercept military aircraft of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

 

On December 13 NATO fighter aircraft identified and escorted one Su-30SM of the Russian Federation flying away from Kaliningrad towards the mainland of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea. Also, two Su-27s of the Russian Federation were intercepted on their way from Kaliningrad in the international airspace over the Baltic Sea to meet the Su-30SM. Although all the three aircraft had flight plans, none kept radio contact or used onboard transponders.

 

On December 15 NATO air policing fighter aircraft intercepted one Su-24 military aircraft of the Russian Federation flying in international airspace from Kaliningrad to mainland Russia. The aircraft did not have a flight plan, did not maintain radio contact, and its onboard transponder was switched off.

 

Credit: Manfred Reudenbach

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