NATO jets scrambled 3 times last week over Russian warplanes

Russian and NATO jets
Russian and NATO jets

At the end of the week, air-policing jets identified and accompanied two Russian fighter-jets Su-27 flying in the international airspace. The NATO jets were scrambled two more times on Friday over An-12 transport airplane.

All four Russian aircraft had their onboard transponders off.

The NATO air-policing mission is conducted from Lithuania and Estonia. In response to the upcoming Russian-Belarusian exercise Zapad 2017, it was reinforced with additional US fighter-jets at the end of August.

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