01:32 GMT +323 September 2017
Live
    MiG-31 fighter-interceptor jet

    Russia's Jets Conduct 8 Intercepts of Reconnaissance Aircraft Near Its Border

    © Sputnik/ Pavel Lisitsyn
    Military & Intelligence
    Get short URL
    94030354

    Russian air defense planes carried out eight sorties in one week to intercept targets near the country's borders, the Defense Ministry said on Friday.

    Twenty-four aircraft were detected as conducting reconnaissance along the Russian border. Sixteen of them focused on the Western strategic direction.

    Airspace violation was prevented.

    Russian specialists inspected Lithuania and Latvia in the framework of the Open Skies Treaty, the MoD added.

    Russia's Radio-Technical Troops of Aerospace Forces detected over 2,000 foreign military aircraft with over 800 foreign reconnaissance aircraft among them in 2016, the commander of the Radio-Technical Troops said in June.

    Related:

    Orbital Warrior: What to Expect From Russia's Next Gen Interceptor MiG-41
    Russia's MiG-41 Interceptor Aircraft to Be 'Absolutely New Jet'
    NATO Jets Violated Finnish Airspace During Interception of Russian Aircraft
    Stratospheric Combat: Russian MiG-31 Intercepts, Destroys Supersonic Missile
    Most NATO, Russia Interceptions in Baltics Carried Out Professionally - NATO
    Tags:
    Russian Aerospace Forces, Russian Defense Ministry, Russia
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik
    • Сomment