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Sunday, October 23, 2016

British strategic aircraft “checked” the Russian border

Aviation portals that track the movement of aircraft reported approaching the borders of Russia on British strategic reconnaissance aircraft, reports “Interfax”.

Radar “Voronezh-DM” in the Kaliningrad

A similar approximation was the first in several months from the RAF: the aircraft was launched from the base “Mildenhall” in the UK and is now on a mission in the southern part of the Baltic sea.

While approaching the Russian border was at the turn of the Kaliningrad region. Lately it’s been regularly flying American reconnaissance aircraft RC-135, also taking off from the base “Mildenhall”: six of their flights close to the border fixed for the last two weeks.

One of the most notorious of such cases occurred on 9 may when the interception of the American plane rose Russian su-27, the last incident occurred on may 18.

Note, however, that then the aircraft flew with the included transponder, that is it was visible on radar.

Read about the conflict of Russia and Britain over the Baltic sea.

Yesterday, fighters of the Russian air force, based in Kursk region, practiced the accompaniment of the intruder, “flown” into the country to the border of Russia. In practice, according to the press service of the Western military district, was attended by 15 MiG-29SMT, su-27 and MiG-31BM.

The Russian planes also regularly close to the borders of other countries: may 19, military of Latvia have reported this incident.

They recalled that in 2015 these cases was repeated 270 times, and in 2014 — 250 times.

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