Here’s a cool video of the Russian warplanes met by the Norwegian F-16s over the Baltic Sea

Jul 03 2015 - 3 Comments

Here’s an interesting compilation of “zombies” intercepted by RNoAF (Royal Norwegian Air Force) F-16s in BAP (Baltic Air Patrol) duty.

Since May 1, the RNoAF has taken over the leading role of the NATO’s BAP (Baltic Air Patrol) mission.

Four F-16s and about 70 pilots and support personnel deployed to Siauliai Airbase, in Lithuania, where they joined the Italian Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon jets (deployed there since the beginning of the year), to protect the airspaces of the Baltic States Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, that don’t have their own air defense capabilities.

The following video was just released by the RNoAF.

It contains clips filmed by the F-16’s targeting pod, showing some of the Russian warplanes intercepted on routine A-Scramble (Alert Scramble) launched from Siauliai, including a pretty rare A-50 Mainstay, an Airborne early warning and control (AEW) aircraft based on the Ilyushin Il-76 transport; an Il-20 Coot spyplane and a Su-24 Fencer attack plane.

Last year, one RNoAF F-16 almost collided with a Russian Mig-31 during a Su-34 intercept mission.

H/T Giuliano Ranieri for the link to the video


  • Jan Schmidt

    are these block 15 f-16am (f-16a mlu) using PANTERA pods? (Precision Attack Navigation and Targeting with Extended Range Acquisition)… norwegia will replace the f-16 with f-35 in the early 2020s, Bodø will close as an Air Station.

  • rats123

    Was this in international airspace? If so then why are the Norwegians intercepting the Russian planes?

    • Roby Jet

      for the same reason Russian fly in international airspace … just training … or not ? :-)