Germany and Britain intercepted three Russian military reconnaissance aircraft over the Baltic Sea

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Baltic Sea

The German Air Force on 26th April announced that it intercepted three Russian military aircraft flying over the Baltic Sea.

An overview of the news

  • Germany and UK Eurofighter have been alerted to identify 3 military machines. 

  • The two SU-27 flankers and one IL-20 from Russia flew again without a transponder signal in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

  • German and British forces were deployed to identify the two Sukhoi Su-27 fighter aircraft and one Ilyushin Il-20 aircraft.

  • Germany handed over responsibility for NATO’s Baltic air policing mission to Britain earlier this month. 

About the Baltic Sea

  • The Baltic Sea is an arm of the Atlantic Ocean located in northern Europe.

  • It is a shelf sea and marginal sea of the Atlantic, with limited water exchange between the two, making it an inland sea.

  • The Baltic Sea is one of the largest brackish inland seas by area.

  • It is bordered by Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Sweden, and the North and Central European Plain.

  • The maximum depth is 459 m (1,506 ft).

  • The Helsinki Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Region covers the Baltic Sea.

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