Spanish EF-18 fighter jets “intercepted” a Russian An-12 military aircraft in international airspace “controlled by one of the Baltic states,” the General Staff of the Spanish Defence Ministry said.

“The interception was made on May 24 over the [Baltic] sea,” the statement said, adding that “the plane did not meet the necessary requirements for flying in this airspace.”

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The military added that the Spanish aircraft escorted the Russian jet “in accordance with the established protocol.”

“The type of the aircraft was established” and it was escorted by the Spanish aircraft until it entered “into the next area of responsibility.”

Last week, the Spanish military’s General Staff has published on its Twitter page photographs showing NATO warplanes’ interception of what looked like Russian Aerospace Forces aircraft.

 

Source: Sputnik

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Mistake! Black Sea is not Baltic Sea. Black Sea is far away from it

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And the picture is a Spanish EF-2000 Typhoon, not an EF-18. Spain is seeking to sell their Typhoon as 2nd hand : it’d cost too much to upgraded them to latest standards while price as new has greatly shrunk first batches, like the Spanish ones, costed $142M (!!) while now you get a brand new one for $89M with full strike capability, Meteor integrated etc. In fact, it’s more practical for Spain to order brand new ones with zero flight hours rather than upgrading, moreover, they need F-35B to replace Harrier for their aircraft carrier, so budgets are tight… Well,… Read more »

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Daeshbag, EU cant defend itself. look at their borders, they only protect whats in the political and economic interests of the elites, not actual Europeans. You’d think a united europe could defend their borders well, yet they do nothing but allow them in. its only when a single nation relies on itself that anything gets done that EU tries to block them and make it harder to defend themselves. EU army a scam, Europe will become less secure as they continue policies which endanger Europeans physically and economically while using their money to ship their forces around the world that… Read more »

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Arthur Vallejo

The Spanish fighter jet is NOT an F-18! It is a Eurofighter Typhoon which is far more capable than the legacy Hornet. For the record – the two seat version of the legacy F-18 is called F/A-18D.