Russian MiG-31 fighter jet intercepts Norwegian Air Force’s plane over Barents Sea

Baku, June 6, AZERTAC

A MiG-31 fighter jet has intercepted a P-3C Orion anti-submarine warfare plane of the Norwegian Air Force over the Barents Sea near the Russian border, Russia’s Defense Ministry reported on Tuesday, according to TASS.

After the Russian fighter jet approached the Norwegian plane, staying at a safe distance, the P-3C Orion aircraft changed its course and flew away from the Russian borders, the ministry’s press office reported.

"At about 12:30 Moscow time on June 6, Russia’s aerospace monitoring means detected an aircraft over the neutral waters of the Barents Sea performing a flight along the state border of the Russian Federation with its transponder turned off. A MiG-31 fighter from the Northern Fleet’s alert air defense forces was scrambled to intercept the target," the Russian Defense Ministry said.

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