Week on the Web 1 July

The DEW Line blog reveals how a Royal Air Force detachment, flying Eurofighter Typhoons in support of NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission, were dispatched from Siauliai air base in Lithuania to monitor a Russian air force training formation that were flying in international airspace near to the Baltic states. The four groups of aircraft consisted of a Tupolev Tu-22 bomber, Beriev A-50 airborne early warning aircraft, four Sukhoi Su-27s and an Antonov An-26 transport. This image shows how close a look the pair of RAF Typhoons took at their counterpart fighters, which were “escorted on their way”. In his Ariel View blog, Arie Egozi discusses how small unmanned air systems are being used increasingly by cost-conscious armed forces to carry multi-sensor payloads in “swarms”.

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