Ka-226 helicopter to be first equipped with new crash-resistant fuel system by 2019Military & Defense August 21, 15:54
Putin appoints Anatoly Antonov Russia’s ambassador to USRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 21, 15:11
Death toll in terrorist attacks in Catalonia grows to 15World August 21, 14:36
Expert says Russia halted global warming for one yearScience & Space August 21, 14:01
Moscow slams suspension of US visa procedures throughout RussiaRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 21, 13:58
Russia inks deal to launch two South Korean satellites on Soyuz rocketScience & Space August 21, 13:33
Poll reveals Russians take pride in country’s symbolsSociety & Culture August 21, 13:15
Press review: Moscow works to cool off US-North Korea spat and Japan eyes peace treatyPress Review August 21, 13:00
Passenger ground effect vehicle seating 100 to be created in Russia in 2020-2022Military & Defense August 21, 12:35
TALLINN, October 22. /TASS/. A Russian Ilyushin-20 reconnaissance plane violated Estonia’s air space on Tuesday, the General Staff of the Estonian Defence Forces said on Wednesday.
The Estonian military claim that the Russian aircraft stayed in Estonia’s air space for about one minute and penetrated into the Estonian territory by 500 metres. This incident was allegedly registered by the Estonian air traffic control centre.
“The aircraft had no mission plan, its transponder was switched off. The plane did not come into radio contact with the Estonian Air Transport Service,” the General Staff said.
Portuguese fighter jets F-16, which are currently deployed at Lithuania’s Zokniai air base under the rotation of NATO member states to protect the air space of the three Baltic states, were scrambled to intercept the Russian aircraft. In was reported that they had seen the Il-20 over neutral waters.