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Russian Foxhound Intercepts Norwegian Electronic Attack Jet Over Barents Sea

Thursday, August 6, 2020   (0 Comments)

By Staff Writer  |  August 5, 2020  |  Military Watch


On August 4th Russia’s armed forces scrambled a MiG-31 Foxhound heavyweight interceptor in response to an approach by a Norwegian electronic warfare and surveillance aircraft to the country’s borders. An official statement from the Russian military explained the incident as follows: "Russian air surveillance equipment detected an airborne craft flying over the neutral waters of the Barents Sea and approaching the Russian borders. [...] After the spy plane turned away from the Russian border [the MiG-31 fighter jet] returned to its air base safely.” The Russian National Defence Management Centre subsequently stressed that the interceptor was acting in accordance with international regulations in order to prevent the Norwegian jet from violating the Russian border. Norway’s location, near both Russia and the Arctic region, has made it increasingly critical for the wider interests of the Western Bloc, with the U.S. recently having expanded its military presence there and the Norwegian Air Force in 2019 activating its first squadron of F-35A stealth fighters. READ MORE...

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