This time the object of BAP's attentions was the familiar Ilyushin-20 or 'Coot', used by the Russian military for electronic surveillance and intelligence gathering purposes.
NATO Baltic Air Policing QRA ITA Typhoon jets on 13 FEB scrambled to intercept RU Armed Forces Il-20 over the Baltic Sea.— NBS (@Latvijas_armija) February 13, 2015
It is the fourth time this year that an Il-20 has been intercepted by BAP.
The Russian plane was intercepted by Italian Air Force Typhoons.
Russia has failed to explain why it risks a civilian airline disaster by allowing its military planes to fly with their transponders turned off despite repeated requests from western countries that they do so.