NATO jets in Baltics scrambled once by Russian aircraft last week

NATO Air Policing jets.
NATO Air Policing jets. Source: A. Gedrimas (LITHAF)

Last week, jets from the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states were scrambled to escort a Russian military aircraft through international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

On July 6, fighter aircraft conducting the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states intercepted one Sukhoi Su-27 flying from Kaliningrad to mainland Russia.

Its onboard transponder was off, no flight plan had been pre-filed and the pilot was not maintaining radio communication with the regional air traffic control centre.

The NATO Air Policing Mission is based in Lithuania and Estonia.


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Editor: Helen Wright

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