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Lithuanian Defense Ministry: at the beginning of May, NATO fighters took off once to escort Russian planes

NATO fighters involved in flying around the Baltic countries, at the beginning of the month they once flew into the sky to identify Russian aircraft, reports RIA News message of the Lithuanian military department.

Lithuanian Defense Ministry: at the beginning of May, NATO fighters took off once to escort Russian planes

“From the second to the eighth of May, the fighters took off once to escort military aircraft of the Russian Federation over the Baltic Sea. May 6 fighters climbed into the sky from Zokniai airbase in order to identify and escort Russian aircraft ",
says release.

“Aircraft flew from the Kaliningrad region over the Baltic Sea. Were identified transport planes IL-76 and AN-26, which did not provide a flight plan, but flew with the included radar and kept in touch with the mission control center, ”the agency added.

In Lithuania, currently based on the rotation of the X-NUMX Portuguese fighter F-4, in Estonia - the Eurofighter Typhoon fighter aircraft of the British Air Force. Aircraft perform the task of protecting the airspace of the Baltic states.
Photos used:
RIA News. Alexander Kovalev
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  1. Vend
    Vend 10 May 2016 13: 11
    What did Lithuania cost in the country's monthly budget laughing
    1. Andrey K
      Andrey K 10 May 2016 14: 07
      Now calculate the cost of "membership" crying
      We need to give them an idea, let them now drive NATO into debt, how many "lards" you can heat on them laughing
    2. Simon
      Simon 10 May 2016 14: 20
      Yes, most likely the fuel was over for the planes or it wasn’t budgeted for them to accompany our planes with an escort so often. recourse what
  2. magician
    magician 10 May 2016 13: 16
    it’s good that they even flew, they can still swim and dive, and when necessary they can also drain fuel from the F-16. fellow
  3. DMB_95
    DMB_95 10 May 2016 13: 17
    Well, they took off, identified .. And what's so special?
    1. HAM
      HAM 10 May 2016 13: 21
      Duc, it seems like the Lithuanian air force !!! Lithuanian generals are watching !!
    2. Simon
      Simon 10 May 2016 14: 25
      "Well, they took off, identified .. And what is special?" Listen, they insulted us! Once escorted only! request Offend! laughing
  4. Thrall
    Thrall 10 May 2016 13: 19
    Lucky Portuguese pilots. The transporters saw the terrible Russians. Then there will be something for the grandchildren to tell under the port and the plaid. belay
  5. Lt. Air Force stock
    Lt. Air Force stock 10 May 2016 13: 19
    At this pace, NATO fighters will soon fly out to intercept regular flights from Russia ...

    In general, how do they determine the types of aircraft? After all, thousands of civilian flights fly over Europe, to program transponders on our airplanes to transmit information of some sort of Boeing or Airbus and order.
    According to the radar, it is not possible to determine the type of aircraft.
  6. Aleksandr1959
    Aleksandr1959 10 May 2016 13: 20
    What cost Lithuania the monthly budget of the country laughing

    What about Lithuania? At the Šiauliai airfield, aircraft of various NATO countries ... on duty are on a rotational basis. Lithuania does not have such an opportunity.
    Well, they went up to escort aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces ... and what is special?
  7. x.andvlad
    x.andvlad 10 May 2016 13: 29
    When Lithuanian kids grow up and stop writing, will they also be given an airplane to indulge in? But under the supervision of a teacher because of a large puddle. In the meantime, nannies from NATO countries with combat aircraft are reassuring their wards as best they can.
  8. Donlomakin
    Donlomakin 10 May 2016 13: 32
    If Russian transport aircraft scare them, then it is understandable why on the destroyer "Donald Cook" they put SU - 24 in their pants after the flight lol
  9. Pete mitchell
    Pete mitchell 10 May 2016 13: 39
    To tell the truth, already tired of their squeals. We flew, fly and will fly where permitted without the consent of anyone else. They will scream, too, you have to somehow justify your own inability to solve the real problems of the life of the country, which suffers from the venality of the former Komsomol activists. And of course, no one admits that the wounded Komsomol all over the region "anointed their forehead with brilliant green." The entire air defense system, or rather airspace monitoring, in the Baltic version of BaltNet, is an early warning line for Western Europe, the Balts close on the Danish Karup. There are no signals - we need to move, the whole region to slaughter for the peace of mind "allies" God forgive me. Only complete de .., sorry, stupid people believe that two emasculated fighter squads can pose a threat, unpleasant - but it can be treated.
    They would ask their warriors what was going on during the Cold War, there are still guys who were taught, for example, by the commander of the Niven regiment, although who will listen to them - they are "former ..."
  10. salad
    salad 10 May 2016 13: 53
    Once a month they will fly))) fuel must be saved))))))))))
  11. thinker
    thinker 10 May 2016 14: 11
    Quote: DMB_95
    Well, they took off, identified .. And what's so special?

    It’s a mess, they always intercept, not escort. lol
    1. Simon
      Simon 10 May 2016 14: 27
      Yeah, they didn’t have time to intercept the green states in debt, they save fuel! wassat
  12. BOB044
    BOB044 10 May 2016 14: 29
    Powerful and independent Lithuania, and planes guarding the borders of the state are foreigners. Pah swineherds are swineherds and ambition.
  13. AIR-ZNAK
    AIR-ZNAK 10 May 2016 14: 35
    So what? Normal escort practice. The only thing is that it wasn’t the Baltic states. Another question. Just NATO on the border with Russia is very unpleasant.
  14. LÄRZ
    LÄRZ 10 May 2016 14: 43
    To scream them with the flight of a full aviation regiment SUShek, as if they would accompany them then. In our service 2 times they did it, a full regiment. Alert, imitation of strikes on the territory of Germany and home. Just not from where they took off, but to Luninets (Belarus). After 2 days already back, we sat down. The whole regiment.
  15. Roman 11
    Roman 11 10 May 2016 14: 44
    NATO fighter jets involved in the Baltic region’s flight took off once in the beginning of the month to identify Russian aircraft Quite a lazy creature ..... Or maybe build a balloon with an accelerator and install a radar so that they constantly take off and land laughing
  16. Ros 56
    Ros 56 10 May 2016 16: 41
    Along our entire border with the Chukhons, pieces of 20-30 balloons on the ropes should be raised and lowered, let them take off and watch, and to make it boring, tie ropes to the gazelles to move along the border.
  17. Aristide
    Aristide 11 May 2016 15: 17
    Finally, the Baltic states have acquired "their own" military aircraft. There will be something to "cover" your sky.