Interception aircraft


NATO announces historic record for the interception of Russian military aircraft

NATO has named the number of interceptions of Russian military aircraft.

The NATO Air Force Command in Europe announced that a record was set for the interception of Russian military aircraft this year. According to the data of the North Atlantic Alliance, in the past year, Alliance fighters have risen more than 400 times to intercept aircraft, of which 350 intercepts were made by Russian military aircraft.

“NATO Air Force Europe in 2020 tried over 400 times to intercept unknown aircraft approaching Alliance airspace. Almost 90 percent of these missions - about 350 - were in response to flights of Russian military aircraft "- сообщается in the NATO report.

At the same time, the leadership of the military alliance draws attention to the fact that this is actually not about interceptions, but about the identification of Russian aircraft, which clearly indicates the fact that the Alliance is conducting propaganda in order to discredit Russia, announcing the interceptions of Russian aircraft. although the latter are not.

“This is a significant increase over 2019. Russian military aircraft often do not transmit a transponder code indicating their location and altitude, do not submit a flight plan or contact air traffic controllers, which poses a potential danger to civil aircraft. ", - said in the report.

Russian military aircraft rise to escort and identify NATO aircraft much less often, however, often provocations of the North Atlantic Alliance are very dangerous.


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