Germany took to the skies two Eurofighter Typhoon multirole fighters to intercept Russian MiG-31, Su-27 and Il-62M aircraft

The Russian Air Force wanted to test the operation of the air defense system of NATO countries with the help of

eight of their aircraft.

What is known

Last week Germany had to raisethe sky two Eurofighter Typhon multirole fighters to intercept and escort eight Russian aircraft. The Russians decided to test NATO air defenses with three MiG-31 fighters and one Il-62M transport aircraft, after which they were joined by two Su-27s and three more MiG-31s.

NATO aircraft are now based in Estonia onÄmari Air Base. Together with the German Eurofighter Typhon multirole fighters, there are Swedish JAS 39 Gripen, which are in service with the Hungarian Air Force. In addition, JAS 39 Gripen fighters of the Czech Air Force are also patrolling.

There is a possibility that the German Eurofighter Typhonwere used to intercept and escort Russian MiG-31s ​​that were previously stationed in the Crimea. On August 17, after a series of attacks on military targets, the Russians decided to remove helicopters and aircraft from the peninsula, including the MiG-31.

Source: defense24, NATO Allied Air Command

Image: NARA & DVIDS Public Domain Archive

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