Russian air force drills in the Baltic Sea have prompted NATO fighter jets to be scrambled 20 times in a week, Lithuania’s Ministry of Defense announced on Monday.
Among the Russian aircraft intercepted last week were numerous supersonic Su-27 fighter jets, as well as Ilyushin and Antonov military planes. None of the aircraft kept their transponders on or maintained communication with air traffic control, flying without submitting a coordinated flight plan.
Britain's Ministry of Defence said this week it had scrambled Typhoon fighter jets after four separate groups of aircraft were detected in international airspace near the Baltics by NATO air defenses. The British jets intercepted se...
NATO Baltic Air Policing jets scrambled to intercept a Russian Antonov An-22 heavy military transport plane flying over the Baltic Sea close to Latvian airspace, the Latvian Armed Forces said in tweet on Monday.
According to the Lithuania’s National Defense Ministry, several NATO fighter jets based on the Baltic Sea air bases, were allegedly scrambled while intercepting the Russian warplanes.
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's defense ministry said on Thursday it suspected a Russian fighter jet violated Finnish airspace earlier in the day, after it scrambled jets to identify the SU-27 fighter over the Baltic Sea.