ALERT Finnish fighter jets scrambled several times over the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Finland #QRA

Finnish Air Force F/A-18 and Sukhoi Su-24s. Photo: Finnish Air Force

During the last days an increased level of military aircraft flight activities has been observed over the international waters of the Gulf of Finland and the Baltic Sea in the vicinity of the Finnish airspace.

Beriev A-50. Photo: Finnish Air Force

As a territorial surveillance authority of Finland, the Finnish Air Force has ordered its F/A-18 Hornet multi-role fighters on Quick-Reaction Alert (ORA) duty to identify and photograph the Russian military aircraft observed in the international airspace in the vicinity of Finland’s airspace.

Sukhoi Su-27. Photo: Finnish Air Force

On June 14 and 15, several air assets, including Beriev A-50, Ilyushin Il-22, Sukhoi Su-24, Sukhoi Su-27, Sukhoi Su-34 and Tupolev Tu-160 aircraft, were photographed by the Finnish F/A-18s.

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