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Baltic Air Policing

Re: Baltic Air Policing

Postby Lofty89 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:47 pm

25/7/17: Baltic Air Policing jets were scrambled to intercept 1x RuAF An-26 routing from mainland Russia to Kaliningrad in international airspace over the Baltic Sea. Crew of the aircraft had the transponder on and kept radio contact with the air traffic control centre but had no flight plan.
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Re: Baltic Air Policing

Postby C24 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:13 am

An RC135 has just gone dark in the sea area close to Kaliningrad. 0805hrs.
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Re: Baltic Air Policing

Postby Lofty89 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:03 pm

1/8/17: Baltic Air Policing jets scrambled four times to identify and escort RuAF in international airspace over the Baltic Sea. First one an An-26 flying from mainland Russia to Kaliningrad (with a flight plan, kept radio contact, transponder on) and 2x MiG-31s flying from mainland Russia (no flight plans, no radio contact, transponders off). Second, 2x Su-27s where intercepted flying from mainland Russia (no flight plans, no radio contact, transponders off). Third, 2x Su-33s flying from mainland Russia (no flight plans, no radio contact, transponders off) were identified and escorted. Fourth, 4x Su-27s were intercepted flying from mainland Russia to Kaliningrad (no flight plans, no radio contact, transponders off).

2/8/17: Baltic Air Policing jets were scrambled twice to intercept 2x Ru Navy Tu-142 (RF-34059 51 & 95(no RF- serial)) and 2x IL-38 in international airspace over the Baltic Sea, the aircraft flew in pairs from mainland Russia without flight plans, without keeping radio contact and with their transponders off.

3/8/17: Baltic Air Policing jets were scrambled to intercept 2x IL-38 flying from mainland Russian in international airspace over the Baltic Sea. The aircraft did not have flight plans, neither transponders were used and no radio contact kept.

5/8/17: Baltic Air Policing jets intercepted 1x An-26 flying from mainland Russia to Kaliningrad in international airspace over the Baltic Sea. Its transponder was off, it had a flight plan and kept radio contact with the air traffic control.
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Re: Baltic Air Policing

Postby Lofty89 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:49 pm

17/8/17: Baltic Air Policing jets intercepted 2x IL-20. One of which was flying from mainland Russia to Kaliningrad in international airspace over the Baltic Sea. The other had departed Kaliningrad heading towards mainland Russia. Their transponders were off, it had a flight plan and kept radio contact with air traffic control.

18/8/17: Baltic Air Policing jets intercepted 1x IL-20 flying from Kaliningrad to mainland Russia in international airspace over the Baltic Sea. Its transponder was off, it had a flight plan and kept radio contact with air traffic control.

22/8/17: Baltic Air Policing jets intercepted 2x Su-27 flying from mainland Russia to over the Baltic Sea and back towards the mainland. Their transponders were off, no flight plans and didn't keep radio contact with air traffic control.

24/8/17: Baltic Air Policing jets intercepted 1x IL-22 & 2x Su-27. The Il-22 flew from the Kaliningrad Region to the Russian mainland with a flight plan, kept radio contact with air traffic control, without its transponder on. The Su-27s were flying from mainland Russia to over the Baltic Sea and back towards the mainland. Their transponders were off, no flight plans and didn't keep radio contact with air traffic control.

26/8/17: Baltic Air Policing jets intercepted 1x An-72, 3x An-12 and 3x Su-27 flying from Russian mainland to the Kaliningrad region in international airspace over the Baltic Sea. The An-72 aircraft flew with its transponder on, it had a flight plan and kept radio contact with air traffic control. The An-12s flew with their transponders off, had a flight plans and kept radio contact with air traffic control. The Su-27s flew with their transponders off, without flight plans and didn't keep radio contact with air traffic control. Later the three An-12 returned to mainland Russia with their transponders off,all with flight plans and all kept radio contact with air traffic control.
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Re: Baltic Air Policing

Postby Lofty89 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:08 pm

USAF F-15Cs assigned to the 493rd FS have arrived in Šiauliai, Lithuania for their four month (September-December 17) Baltic Air Policing duties.

84-0027 Arrived 29/8/17
84-0019 Arrived 29/8/17
86-0178 Arrived 29/8/17
86-0164 Arrived 29/8/17
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Belgian Air Force F-16s due Ämari, Estonia for their four month deployment.

FA-107 Arrived as BAF501 31/8/17
FA-127 Arrived as BAF502 31/8/17
FA-117 Arrived as BAF503 31/8/17
FB-21 Arrived as BAF504 31/8/17
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Re: Baltic Air Policing

Postby Lofty89 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:33 am

28/8/17 USAF F-15 Baltic Air Policing jets (MA01 & MA02) intercepted an IL-20 (RF-95979) flying from mainland Russia to Kaliningrad according to a pre-filed flight plan, maintaining radio contact with the air traffic control but without using its transponder. This was the first A-scramble for the USAF F-15s in their BAP deployment.

29/8/17 Baltic Air Policing jets identified and escorted an RUAF Tu-134 flying from mainland Russia to Kaliningrad with a flight plan, maintaining radio contact with air traffic control and with its transponder switched on. Also, 2x Su-24s that took off from Kaliningrad flew over the Baltic Sea and then returned. Their transponders were off, there was no flight plans and had no radio contact with air traffic control.

30/8/17 Belgian F-16s EI01 & EI02 scrambled from Amari intercepted an RUAF A-50 (RF-92957) flying from mainland Russia to Kaliningrad according to a flight plan, keeping radio contact with air traffic control but with its transponder switched-off.

31/8/17 Baltic Air Policing jets were scrambled twice. The first scramble 3x RUAF An-26s were intercepted: two of them on their way from mainland Russia to Kaliningrad with flight plans, maintaining radio contact, but their transponders were off. The third An-26 flew from Kaliningrad to mainland Russia according to a flight plan, maintaining radio contact and with its transponder on.

1/9/17 Baltic Air Policing jets intercepted an RUAF An-26 flying from Kaliningrad to mainland Russian according to a pre-filed flight plan and maintaining radio contact with air traffic control but its transponder was off.

3/9/17 Baltic Air Policing jets identified and escorted an RUAF IL-76 flying from Kaliningrad to mainland Russia according to a pre-filed flight plan, maintaining radio contact with the regional air traffic control centre but without using its onboard transponder.

5/9/17 Baltic Air Policing jets intercepted 2x RUAF Su-27s over the Baltic Sea flying from and back to Chernyakhovsk. The aircraft did not have flight plans, their transponders were switched off and no radio contact with air traffic control was kept.

8/9/17 Baltic Air Policing jets scrambled twice to intercept Russian military aircraft. An An-12 was intercepted in both cases, the first flying from mainland Russia to Kaliningrad, then – vice versa. The aircraft was flying back and forth according to a flight plan, kept radio contact with air traffic control but its transponder was switched off.

11/9/17 Baltic Air Policing jets identified and escorted 2x IL-20 aircraft flying from mainland Russia to Kaliningrad and 2x Su-27s which took off from Kaliningrad to meet the IL-20s. None of the aircraft had flight plans or used onboard transponders, only one IL-20 kept radio contact with air traffic control.

12/9/17 Baltic Air Policing jets carried out two alert scrambles. First, an An-26 was intercepted, then an An-12 flying from mainland Russia to Kaliningrad according to a flight plan, maintaining radio contact, but with its transponder off. Also, one Su-24MR and one Su-35 were intercepted as they flew from mainland Russia and back over the Baltic Sea, and a Mi-26 flying from mainland Russia to Kaliningrad. None of the aircraft had flight plans, maintained radio contact, or used transponders.

13/9/17 Baltic Air Policing jets were scrambled twice. First, an IL-22 Airborne Command Post aircraft was intercept on its way from mainland Russia to Kaliningrad. Its onboard transponder was off, the crew did not keep radio contact with air traffic control, although a plan for the flight had been pre-filed. Second, an IL-18 was intercepted flying from mainland Russia to Kaliningrad according to a flight plan but its transponder was off and radio contact was not kept.

14/9/17 Baltic Air Policing jets scrambled twice: first 2x Su-35s, 6x Tu-22s and 1x Su-30 were intercepted. All aircraft flew from mainland Russia to Kaliningrad and then back, without flight plans, without maintaining radio contact and without using transponders. The second scramble intercepted 4x Su-34s and 1x Su-27 flying from mainland Russia to Kaliningrad, none of the aircraft had flight plans, used onboard transponders or kept radio contact with air traffic control.

15/9/17 Baltic Air Policing jets intercepted 1x IL-20 flying from Kaliningrad to mainland Russia. The aircraft had a flight plan and maintained radio contact with air traffic control, its transponder was off.
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Re: Baltic Air Policing

Postby Gary » Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:32 am

Nick, many thanks for all these reports. Very interesting reading :thumb:

Guessing the Belgians sent a twin stick for training and to send a photographer up too
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