Germany scrambles fighter jets due to unregistered flight of Russian aircraft
On November 20, German Air Force planes were alerted to a Russian attack aircraft flying without warning and without a registered flight plan
This is reported by the Luftwaffe.
"Our Rapid Reaction Force took off again today from Lage (North Rhine-Westphalia) to identify a Russian COOT-A (Il-20M - ed.) in international airspace, which arrived from St. Petersburg without a signal and without a registered flight plan," the statement says.
On May 3, Germany already sent two fighter jets into the air because of a Russian reconnaissance aircraft spotted in the airspace over the Baltic Sea.
- On May 1, Russia violated the airspace of Denmark and Sweden, and the Russian ambassador was urgently summoned to Stockholm.
- On April 29, media reported that NATO fighters deployed in the Baltic and Black Sea regions had been "many times" in recent days to intercept Russian aircraft near the airspace of member states.