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  • Fencer Foray
    Posted by Robert Wall 9:27 AM on Jul 25, 2008

    It's not just long-range bombers Russia is sending on excursions through the Nordic skies. Denmark now reports that even shorter range aircraft are making appearances.

    The country's air force this week intercepted two Russian Su-24 Fencer interdiction aircraft. The intercept occurred over the Baltic Sea near Bornholm. The incident occurred July 23.

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    (credit: Danish air force)

    The Danish air force sent F-16s to take a closer look. They met up with the Russians around 1:08 p.m. local time, according to the Danish air force.

    The increase in Russian activity has started to concern some Nordic air force officials, although they acknowledge so far long-range missions have remained in international air space.

    However, the activity has prompted NATO to resume air patrols from Iceland, something that had stopped for several years. In recent months, F-22s, Typhoons and others have been able to get a close-up look at Russian air force aircraft on long-range patrol exercises.

    Tags: ar99, Fencer, Denmark, Russia

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