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Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States' borders June 10 –16, 2019

2019.06.17
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On June 10 – 16 NATO fighter aircraft conducting the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states were scrambled six times to identify and escort military aircraft of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

 

On June 10 NATO air policing fighter aircraft intercepted one AN-24 flying from Kaliningrad to mainland Russia. The AN-24 had its onboard transponder switched on but malfunctioning, it was flying according to a pre-filed flight plan and maintained radio communication with the regional air traffic control centre. The NATO fight aircraft also identified one AN-26 flying from Kaliningrad to mainland Russia with its onboard transponder on, according to a flight plan, and maintaining the radio contact.

 

On June 13 NATO fighter jets intercepted one IL-20 flying from Kaliningrad to the mainland of the Russian Federation with its onboard transponder off, according to a pre-filed flight plan, without maintaining radio communication.

 

On June 14 NATO air policing fighter aircraft intercepted two SU-24s flying from and back to Kaliningrad with their onboard transponders off, without the flight plans, without maintaining radio communication.

 

On June 14 NATO fighter aircraft carried out an alert scramble to intercept a SU-35 flying from mainland Russia to Kaliningrad with its onboard transponder off, without the flight plan, without keeping radio contact.

 

On June 15 NATO fighter jets intercepted two SU-24s flying from and back to Kaliningrad with their onboard transponders off, without the flight plans, without maintaining radio communication.

 

On June 15 NATO fight aircraft intercepted one IL-76 and one SU-35 flying from Kliningrad to mainland Russia. The IL-76 had its onboard transponder on, maintained radio communication, but did not have the flight plan. The SU-35 shad its onboard transponder off, did not have the flight plan, and did not keep radio communication.

 

Related photo, credit: Filip Modrzejewski

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