NATO fighter-jets scrambled once from Lithuania over Russian aircraft
2018 m. balandžio 3 d. 16:08
NATO fighter-jets serving in the NATO air-policing mission in Lithuania were last week scrambled once to intercept military aircraft of the Russian Federation in international waters over the Baltic Sea, the Defence Ministry said on Tuesday.
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According to the press release, NATO fighter-jets intercepted an An-26 transport airplane flying from mainland Russia to the Kaliningrad region on March 28, as the aircraft had the onboard transponder on and a pre-filed flight plan and maintained radio contact with the regional air traffic control center.
The NATO air-policing mission is conducted from Lithuania and Estonia.
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