Norwegian F-35 fighters have intercepted six Russian bombers and fighters spotted near NATO airspace.
Source: NATO Air Command on Twitter (Õ)
Details: A Norwegian F-35 was scrambled in the Norwegian municipality of Evenes after a Russian aircraft flew close to NATO allied airspace on Thursday, 16 November.
The Norwegian 5th generation fighters identified two Tu-160 bombers, two MiG-31s, and two IL-78 Midas.
🇳🇴 F-35 scrambled yesterday from Evenes, Norway due to Russian aircraft 🇷🇺 flying close to #NATO Allied airspace— NATO Air Command (@NATO_AIRCOM) November 17, 2023
The 🇳🇴 5th Gen fighters identified 2 Tu-160 Bombers, 2 MiG-31 & 2 Il-78 Midas. The 🇷🇺 Aircraft returned to Russia shorty after meeting the F-35s#SecuringTheSkies pic.twitter.com/dIWlnMveI2
The Russian jets returned to Russia after the encounter with the F-35.