Fighter jets stationed in the Baltic states as part of the NATO air policing mission performed one scramble last week to identify and intercept military aircraft of the Russian Federation flying in the international airspace over the Baltic Sea.
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On September 11, NATO fighter jets identified and intercepted three An-26 military transport aircraft of the Russian Federation, Lithuania's Ministry of National Defence said on Monday.

All the three aircraft were flying according to pre-filed flight plans, were not using their onboard transponders but maintained radio communication with air traffic control centers.

A Hungarian contingent is currently stationed in Lithuania as part of the NATO air policing mission, and German jets are deployed in Estonia.

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