Russia threat: F-16s intercept Russia bombers over Baltic - as Lithuania ups NATO spending

A PAIR of Belgian F-16 jets were scrambled to intercept four Russian aircraft - including two Tu-160 Blackjack bombers - over the Baltic Sea today, highlighting the raised level of tensions in the area, just days after Lithuania’s new President confirmed plans to increase the amount it pays into NATO.

A Belgian Air Force tweet stated: “Today two @BeAirForce #F16 of #NATO’s #BAP mission intercepted two Russian #TU160 Blackjack and two Russian #SU27 Flanker above the Baltic Sea. “It was the first scramble for the Belgian detachment which is safeguarding the Baltic airspace since the 3rd of september. #WeareNATO”

Belgium has deployed a total of four F-16AM Vipers to Lithuania’s Siauliai Air Base, Lithuania, where they operate along F-16s belonging to...
source: Express

2019-09-18 00:35
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