January 30 According to a report by the Russian Satellite Network on the 30th, the Defense Management Center of the Russian Federation released a message that the Russian MiG-31 fighter was launched and flew with Norwegian Air Force reconnaissance aircraft over the Barents Sea.
According to the center, the Russian MiG-31 was launched to facilitate the identification of the aircraft and prevent “violation of the border of the Russian Federation”.
The source said: “On January 29, 2021, Russian airspace surveillance equipment found an aerial target close to the Russian border.
The Russian warplane crew identified the target of the Norwegian Air Force’s ‘Falcon-20’ radio reconnaissance and electronic warfare aircraft and accompanied them over the Barents sea.”
The center pointed out that after foreign military aircraft flew off the national border, Russian warplanes returned to the airport where they were stationed.
Russian warplane flights are carried out in accordance with the rules of international airspace.
The message added: “No violation of the borders of the Russian Federation is allowed.”