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Su-27 Intercepts Swedish Recon Aircraft Over Baltic Sea

January 24 2019


The Russian Defense Ministry said one of its jets intercepted a Swedish reconnaissance plane over the Baltic Sea, reports Russia's Tass news agency. 

An aerial target was detected approaching Russian airspace and an Su-27 fighter jet was dispatched to respond, the ministry said on Thursday. 

The Russian jet identified the plane as a Gulfstream reconnaissance plane from the Swedish air force, said the ministry. 

The Swedish plane was flying with its transponder off.

The Kremlin said...

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