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