NATO fighter-jets last week scrambled 3 times from Lithuania over Russian warplanes
Monday, November 20, 2017
NATOair-policing fighter-jets were last week scrambled three times from Lithuania to identify and intercept Russian warplanes flying in the international airspace, the Lithuanian Defence Ministry said on Monday.
Rusijos fighter MiG-29K
A total of seven aircraft – three transport aircraft and four fighter-jets – were intercepted above the Baltic Sea.
Some of them had their on-board transponders switched off.
NATO's Baltic air-policing mission is conducted from Lithuania and Estonia.