A Russian Su-27 fighter flew to intercept reconnaissance aircraft from the United States, Sweden and Denmark over the Baltic Sea. This was reported on August 28 by the Russian Ministry of Defense.
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“To identify air targets and prevent violation of the state border of the Russian Federation, a Su-27 fighter was taken from the air defense duty of the Baltic Fleet. The Russian fighter’s crew identified the aerial targets as the US Air Force RC-135 strategic reconnaissance aircraft, the Swedish Air Force’s Gulf Stream reconnaissance aircraft and the Danish Air Force’s Challenger reconnaissance aircraft, “the Russian National Defense Command said in a statement.
After the foreign aircraft turned away from the Russian border, the Su-27 returned to the airfield.
Earlier in the day, the Su-27 took to the air to intercept the American RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft over the Black Sea.
A few days ago, a Russian fighter jet intercepted a Norwegian P-3C Orion patrol aircraft over the Barents Sea.
In addition, on August 24, the Su-27 took off to intercept reconnaissance aircraft of the United States, Sweden and Germany over the Baltic Sea.