Russia's MiG-31 Escorts Norwegian Air Force Aircraft Over Barents Sea - Defense Ministry
Faizan Hashmi 10 days ago Sat 11th September 2021 | 05:50 PM
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 11th September, 2021) Russia launched on Saturday one of its MiG-31 fighter jets to escort a Norwegian Orion maritime patrol aircraft over the Barents Sea, the country's defense ministry said.
"In order to identify the target and prevent violation of the Russian state border, a Northern Fleet Air Defense MiG-31 fighter jet was scrambled. The fighter's crew identified the air target as a P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft belonging to the Norwegian air force and escorted it over the Barents Sea," the Russian National Defense Control Center said in a statement, adding that after the Norwegian plane turned back, the Russian fighter returned to the base, and the state border was not violated.