Russian military scrambled to Norwegian plane hours after intercepting US bomber

Russian military scrambled to Norwegian plane hours after intercepting US bomber

Russian military scrambled to Norwegian plane hours after intercepting US bomber

A Russian fighter jet has been scrambled to intercept a Norwegian patrol plane flying above the Arctic ocean with its transponder reportedly switched off

An MiG-31 jet was sent to the border of Russian airspace after reports of a plane flying over the Barents Sea, north of Norway and Russia.

Russian media said the plane was a Norwegian anti-submarine P-3 Orion aircraft, adding that its transponder – which emits a signal identifying itself – was switched off.

The Norwegian military confirmed the encounter but said such an incident was “normal”.

Russian military scrambled to Norwegian plane hours after intercepting US bomber

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