NATO jets scrambled once to accompany Russian plane over Baltics

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Fighter jets stationed in the Baltic states as part of NATO's Baltic air policing mission were scrambled once last week to intercept and accompany a Russian military plane flying in the international space over the Baltic Sea.

According to the Ministry of National Defense, on Oct. 30, NATO jets identified a Russian AN-26 flying from Russia's Kaliningrad region to mainland Russia.

The plane was flying with its onboard transponder switched off but had a flight plan and maintain communication with the regional flight center.

NATO's air policing mission is carried out from Lithuania and Estonia.

Source: BNS
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