Air police stare at 'Candid' up in Baltic skies

The Russian military transport plane Ilyushin IL-76 was intercepted in international airspace near Latvia's border by NATO Baltic Air Police (BAP) jets Tuesday, the National Armed Forces (NBS) reported on its Twitter account.

This type of plane has been given the code name 'Candid' by NATO. The design of the aircraft has made its use popular for a quarter of a century now among fleets for efficiently delivering both paratroops as well as critical supplies of equipment and cargo.


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