Russian fighter MiG-31 climbed to intercept a Norwegian Air Force plane over the Barents Sea. This was announced on Saturday, September 5, by the National Center for Defense Control (NTSUO).
According to the disseminated information, Russian control devices detected an air target over neutral waters heading for the state border of Russia, and a MiG-31 was raised into the air to identify it.
“The crew of the Russian fighter identified the air target as the Norwegian Air Force P-3C Orion base patrol aircraft,” the NTSUO reported, specifying that after the Norwegian aircraft turned from the border, the Russian fighter returned to the home base.
The fighters of the Northern Fleet take off to intercept Norwegian patrol aircraft in the Barents Sea for the third day in a row. On September 3, the MiG-31 also intercepted US and British reconnaissance aircraft over the Barents Sea.