The footage of the interception, carried out by the Russian Su-27 fighter over the Baltic Sea, was published on Wednesday, September 9, by the Russian Ministry of Defense. Air targets approaching the state border were detected on 8 September.
The Russian fighter took off to identify the aircraft. He also had to prevent them from violating the Russian border.
“The Russian fighter’s crew identified the aerial targets as the US Air Force RC-135 strategic reconnaissance aircraft and the Swedish Air Force’s Gulf Stream reconnaissance aircraft. After the foreign aircraft turned away from the State Border of the Russian Federation, the Russian fighter returned safely to the home airfield, ”the message says.
The flight of the Su-27 was carried out in accordance with the international rules for the use of airspace.
Earlier, on September 8, a Russian MiG-29 fighter intercepted a P-3C Orion aircraft of the Norwegian Air Force over the Barents Sea. There was no violation of the state border.