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Data on interceptions of vessels and aircraft completed near the Baltic States’ borders from 24 to 30 August, 2015


From august 24 to 30 NATO fighter jets conducting the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states were scrambled twice to identify aircraft of the Russian Federation flying in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.


On August 24 NATO fighters identified and intercepted one Il-76 military transport aircraft which was flying without a pre-filed flight plan, was neither using its onboard transponder and nor maintaining radio communication with traffic control centres.


On August 29 NATO fighter jets scrambled to intercept two Su-27 fighters flying without having pre-filed flight plans, and without using their onboard transponders and maintaining radio communication, and also one An-26 tactical transport aircraft which had a pre-filed flight plan, had its onboard transponder switched off and maintained radio communication with air traffic control centres.


Credit: Manfred Reudenbach

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