As reported in the National control centre defense of the Russian Federation, Russian air defense systems has identified several aircraft that flew in the direction of the state border of Russia. To intercept targets in the air were raised fighters of the composition of the active-duty air defense of the Northern fleet and the southern military district.
the Russian VKS was identified by reconnaissance aircraft P-3C Orion Norwegian air force, which was flying over the Barents sea.
Over the Black sea was discovered by the reconnaissance aircraft P-8A Poseidon, the U.S. Navy, the RC-135 US air force and unmanned aerial vehicle MQ-9A Reaper US air force.
Fighter escorted reconnaissance planes and the drone at a safe distance. Violations of the state border was not allowed.
After the reconnaissance planes away from the Russian border, the fighters returned to the airbases. Flights of videoconferencing was carried out in strict accordance with international rules of airspace use.