NATO military exercises are taking place in the north of Norway. They tried to observe the Russian anti-submarine
What is known
Russian Il-38, which, together with the Tu-142deployed at the military base "Severomosrk-1" on the Kola Peninsula, approached the borders of Norway. They were trying to find American and British submarines that could take part in NATO exercises.
After it was discovered that the Il-38approached the airspace of Norway, the fifth generation F-35A Lightning II fighters were alerted. Russian planes were over the Barents Sea and watched NATO submarines.
F-35s are on the NATO Quick Response Alert mission.A little over a month ago, they already took off from the Evenes airbase in the Far North to intercept the A-50 early warning aircraft, which was escorted by Tu-142 and Tu-95.