Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States’ borders on April 16-22

On April 16-22 NATO fighter aircraft conducting the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states were scrambled once to identify and escort military aircraft of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

On April 16 NATO fighters intercepted one IL-20 flying from the mainland of the Russian Federation to Kaliningrad with its onboard transponder off, according to a flight plan, keeping radio contact with the regional air traffic control centre.

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