NATO fighter jets stationed across the Baltic and Black Seas have scrambled a number of instances over the previous 4 days to trace and intercept Russian plane close to Alliance airspace. This routine collective response demonstrates NATO’s readiness, vigilance and responsiveness. NATO radars tracked various unidentified plane over the Baltic and Black Seas since April 26. In response, NATO’s Mixed Air Operations Centres (CAOC) at Uedem, Germany and Torrejón, Spain launched Allied fighter plane of their respective areas to intercept and determine the approaching plane.

French Mirage 2000 working from Amari Airbase, Estonia scrambles in response to Russian plane close to Allied airspace. (Picture courtesy of French Air Pressure)

“Allies deployed from the North to the South of Europe stay unified in assist of the NATO Air Policing mission. The fast response of NATO’s two CAOCs, demonstrates NATO forces’ readiness and functionality to protect Allied skies 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, 12 months a 12 months,” stated Main Basic Jörg Lebert, Chief of Employees, Allied Air Command.


Fast Response Alert (QRA) fighters from Poland, Denmark, France and Spain have been airborne at totally different instances within the Baltic Sea Area since Tuesday to safeguard Allied airspace. Within the Black Sea area QRA plane from Romania and the UK have been scrambled to analyze unknown tracks approaching Allied airspace.

NATO Fighter Jets Scramble in Response to Russian Aircraft Over Baltic and Black Sea
Spanish F-18s monitoring a Russian plane over the Baltic Sea not conforming with worldwide air security laws. (Picture courtesy of the Spanish Air Pressure)

Russian navy plane usually don’t transmit a transponder code indicating their place and altitude, don’t file a flight plan, or don’t talk with air visitors controllers, posing a possible threat to civilian airliners. The Russian plane intercepted by no means entered Alliance airspace, and the interceptions have been carried out in a secure and routine method. NATO fighter jets are on responsibility across the clock, able to scramble in case of suspicious or unannounced flights close to the airspace of our Allies. Air policing is a vital approach through which NATO gives safety for its members.