The DVIDS site of the US Armed Forces yesterday published an interesting video recorded a few days ago, in which it shows an interception of Russian fighters over the Baltic Sea.
The event took place on December 23, 2017. Two F-15 fighters of the 493d Fighter Squadron (Grim Reapers) of the United States Air Force, based at RAF Lakenheath (United Kingdom) and temporarily deployed at the Šiauliai Air Base (Lithuania) in a Baltic Air Police (BAP) mission, received an alert Scramble after detect two Russian Sukhoi Su-30 fighters flying without a flight plan and without transmitting the appropriate codes required by air traffic control. These situations are repeated with some frequency due to the passage of Russian aircraft in the direction of the Kaliningrad enclave. In this case, the mission consisted of identifying the Russian planes and escorting them to their airspace. You can see here the video of the interception:
Don't miss the news and content that interest you. Receive the free daily newsletter in your email:
The mail subscription service to Counting Stars will allow you to receive in your mailbox a daily email with the new posts published in this blog. It is a free service. Once you have entered your email in this box and press the "Click to subscribe" black button, you will receive a confirmation email in your mailbox to activate your subscription. If at any time you want to unsubscribe, you only just have to click the link that you will find at the bottom of each newsletter.