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NATO said Wednesday it had tracked and intercepted four groups of Russian warplanes “conducting significant military manoeuvres” in European airspace over the past two days.
“These sizeable Russian flights represent an unusual level of air activity over European airspace,” NATO said.
The planes, which included strategic bombers, fighters and tanker aircraft, were detected over the Baltic Sea, North Sea/Atlantic Ocean and the Black Sea on Tuesday and Wednesday, it said.
In at least one of the four incidents, the aircraft had switched off their transponders and had not filed flight plans with civilian air traffic controllers. That means that civilian air traffic control cannot track them, potentially creating a risk for civilian planes.
originally posted by: dollukka
Motive.. Great Russia
Rumors are that Putin has a cancer some say it is in his spinal some say its in pancreas.
NEW YORK TIMES
Who knows.. but surely Russia has been more active in Baltic Sea than ever. There is something going on in Russia that we do not know about. Maybe Putin wants to be written in history books among other great conquerors.
originally posted by: ryan2010
they might be checking response times of fighter aircraft from Europe, ready for an actual strike I hope not as I want to see my son grow up.