Swedish planes fly near Russia for first time since joining NATO

Swedish planes fly near Russia for first time since joining NATO
# 10 March 2024 02:40 (UTC +04:00)

Today, Swedish aircraft made two flights near the border with Russia for the first time, APA reports citing RBC Ukraine.

This is the first mission of Swedish military aviation near Russia since the country joined NATO.

The first flight was made by a Swedish Gulfstream S102B reconnaissance aircraft. It flew over Poland near the borders of the Kaliningrad region and Belarus. The aircraft is equipped with various equipment capable of intercepting and analyzing messages and other electronic signals

The second flight was carried out by a Saab 340 AEW&C radar aircraft over the Baltic Sea. The Saab 340 AEW&C is equipped with a radar system capable of detecting various targets over long distances.

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