Air Policing jets on 17 JUN in international airspace above the Baltic Sea near LV border identified RU AF 2x Tu-22M un 2x MiG-31.— NBS (@Latvijas_armija) 17 июня 2015
Armed Forces on 16 JUN in LV EEZ 27 nmi from territ. waters spotted RU Navy's Kilo-class sub, Parchim-class corvette, and support ship Bira.— NBS (@Latvijas_armija) 17 июня 2015
Air Policing jets on 16 JUN in international airspace above the Baltic Sea near LV border identified RU AF 1x A-50, Il-20, An-26; 2x MiG-31.— NBS (@Latvijas_armija) 16 июня 2015
Earlier this month, NATO forces kicked off Saber Strike 2015, a series of large-scale US-led military exercises taking place on Russia's doorstep in Poland and the Baltic states and involving 6,000 personnel from 12 NATO countries plus Finland. Held annually since 2010, the ground, air and naval forces training exercises have been growing in terms of troop numbers and the number of countries participating over the past several years. Last year's exercises featured 4,500 troops and 10 countries. The exercises are set to conclude on Friday.