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360 shots, 20 flares: How South Korea's F-15 and F-16 fighters warned Russian warplane violating its airspace

However, South Korea did not clarify if the shots and flares were fired by its F-15 jets or the F-16. The Russian and Chinese warplanes were undertaking a joint patrol in a sign of their growing bonhomie and assertiveness. The incident took place near South Korea's easternmost islets of Dokdo above the East Sea.

Jul 24, 2019, 14:03 PM IST

Finland's F/A-18 C/D Hornets intercept Russian Sukhoi Su-35, Tu-160 bomber, A-50 jet

While the Finnish Air Force did not specify the number of F/A-18s scrambled for the intercept, it tweeted about the incident with photos of the Russian Su-35, Tu-160 and A-50 AEW&C. According to the force, most air policing missions are executed by its F/A-18 C/D Hornet multirole fighters standing on QRA rotation on air bases across the country.

Jul 16, 2019, 19:16 PM IST