Norway sees rise in Russian military jet activity

Tu-95MS Bear-H strategic bomber

From Local (Norway):  Norway said on Wednesday it had observed an increasing number of Russian military jets near its airspace last year, amid President Vladimir Putin’s massive rearmament plan.

The Scandinavian country scrambled fighter jets on 41 occasions to inspect Russian military aircraft flying past its airspace although the planes always stayed in international territory, the Norwegian air force said in its annual report.

A total of 71 Russian military planes were identified during the sorties, the highest since 2009, it said.  (photo: Anton Denisov/RIA Novosti)  (via Jarmo Lindberg)

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