From Take-off in six minutes and intercept in 15. These are the short times elapsed from the first scramble of the Luftwaffe Eurofighters deployed to Lithuania. The intercepted intruder was a Russian Antonov AN-72 twin-engine transport, obviously tasked with sounding the reaction of the NATO air defense organization over the Baltic. The AN-72 remained in the area for over 50 minutes, always closely monitored by the Eurofighters which flew equipped with MBDA Iris-T missiles. (photo: