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Aircraft and defense. An American Rivet RC-135 intercepted over Russian airspace
Moscow, Russia - The airplane was flying with the transponder turned off on a Klm B-777 route
A US defense official was summoned by the Russian defense ministry, after an American RC-135 Rivet aircraft was intercepted yesterday near the eastern borders of Russia. The airplane was on a reconnaissance mission with its transponder off and was flying at an altitude of 11,000 meters; it also did not respond to air traffic control in spite of the stresses, as stated by a source, and Russian flight...
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency