Air police scramble for Russian planes while allies train

NATO's Baltic Air Police (BAP) jets have been kept busy by Russian air force activity in the skies over the Baltic Sea since the beginning of the allied military drills this week, as Latvia's National Armed Forces (NBS) reported another sighting of a Sukhoi SU-24 fighter jet Thursday.

A reconnaissance plane Ilyushin IL-20 'Coot' was also intercepted and identified Wednesday by the BAP.

And on Tuesday Great Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF) jets assigned to the BAP were given the scramble alert at Estonia's Amari Airbase, whereupon they identified two Russian aircraft, a 'Coot' and an An-26 'Curl' transport plane.


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