Flying above Baltic Sea with transponders on won’t change situation

  • 2016-07-13
  • BNS/TBT Staff
NATO and Russian warplanes flying above the Baltic Sea with only automatic transponders on would not change the situation of miscommunications in flight, says Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius, as diplomats of the Alliance and Russia intend to discuss the issue later on Wednesday. “This (flying with automatic transponders off) is a usual practice in military aviation and this is not the only thing that leads to safety. Safety is also about flying culture, conduct in the airspace, as we saw cases of military hooliganism on the Russian side,” the minist...
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