The Russian defense scrambled a MiG-31 fighter on Thursday to escort Norway’s P-3C Orion patrol aircraft over the Barents Sea, Russia’s northern fleet said.
On May 27, 2021, Russia’s airspace control means detected a NATO air target approaching the state border of the Russian Federation over the waters of the Barents Sea,” the fleet said in a statement.
A super-fast MiG-31 fighter was scrambled to identify the target and prevent the illegal crossing of the Russian border.
After the foreign military aircraft turned away from the Russian state border, the Russian fighter safely returned to the home airfield.
The MiG-31 flight was conducted in strict compliance with the international airspace use regulations.
Sputnik / ABC Flash Point News 2021.