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Royal Air Force Typhoons intercept Russian aircraft near Baltics May 14, 2016

A Royal Air Force Typhoon intercepts a Russian air force Il-76 Candid which was not “transmitting a recognised identification code and were unresponsive” while approaching the Baltic states. Royal Air Force Typhoon fighter jets have carried out their first intercept of Russian aircraft in this round of NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission (BAP). The jets, which deployed to the region less than three weeks ago, were scrambled from Amari air base in Estonia, to intercept three Russian aircraft approaching the Baltic states. The military transport aircraft identified as AN-26 ‘Curl, AN-12 ‘Cub’ and IL-76 ‘Candid’ were intercepted as they were not transmitting a recognised identification code and were unresponsive.  

Royal Air Force Typhoons intercept Russian aircraft near Baltics

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