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South Korea fighter jets fire warning shots at Russian spy plane

by LLB Reporter
23rd Jul 19 10:12 am

South Korea’s Ministry of Defence has said on Tuesday that they scrambled two fighter jets, an F-15 and a F-16 to intercept a Russian spy plane in their territorial airspace.

The Russian surveillance aircraft twice entered and violated South Korea’s airspace. The fighter jets fired 360 machine gun rounds at the Russian aircraft.

South Korea said in total three Russian and two Chinese military planes entered into the Korean Air Defense Identification Zone (KADIZ).

There were two Russian Tu-95 bombers, an A-50 surveillance plane and two Chinese H-6 bombers.

During the first violation the South Korean military said the fired 10 flares, and 80 machine gun rounds.

The Russian plane had left after the first shots fired but then circled back into the airspace again whereby, another 10 flares were fired and another 280 machine gun rounds were fired by the South Korean’s.

Russia said they deny violating their airspace and they did not specifically acknowledge their A-50 aeroplane had strayed.

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