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NATO, US & Swedish air missions along Russian borders - February 2021

This is the 2nd part of a dedicated overview on air missions carried in proximity to Russian borders, (NATO members and Sweden), principally intelligence-gathering missions, supported by air tankers in the area.  

Flights details were obtained from various social media aircraft tracking accounts. The variety of intelligence gathering flights, (SIGINT, ELINT, ASW and AEW), tracked were mostly either over the waters of the Baltic,  Black Sea and more rarely, the Barents Seas. 

The 1st part of this series: Air missions along Russian borders — snapshot of January 2021

Figure 1
Figure 1

 The attached graphs show an overview of the situation, by number of flights, location and type of aircrafts.  For details on the aircraft, please refer to the 1st part.

Figure 2 Types of aircraft and frequency of flights in February 2021
Figure 2 Types of aircraft and frequency of flights in February 2021
Figure 3 Location of air missions by type of aircraft
Figure 3 Location of air missions by type of aircraft


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