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Russian warplane intercepts

Updated 1056 GMT (1856 HKT) July 23, 2015
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A Russian Tu-95 Bear bomber is escorted by a British Royal Air Force Typhoon fighter during an intercept in September 2014. Click through the gallery to see other intercepts in late 2014. UK Ministry of Defence
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in November that alliance fighters had intercepted Russian warplanes as they flew close to NATO countries more than 400 times in 2014, the kind of Russian air activity not seen since the Cold War. Norwegian Armed Forces
An armed MiG-31 intercepted by Norwegian planes. The plane is nicknamed the Foxhound by NATO. Norwegian Armed Forces
An armed Tu-22M supersonic bomber, nicknamed the Backfire by NATO, was photographed by Norwegian fighter jets. Norwegian Armed Forces
A look at a Russian Tu-22M from below as taken by a Norwegian Royal Air Force fighter plane. Norwegian Armed Forces
A Su-24 attack aircraft, nicknamed the Fencer by NATO, was photographed by a Norwegian warplane. Norwegian Armed Forces
An armed MiG-31 Foxhound photographed from below by a Norwegian Royal Air Force interceptor. Norwegian Armed Forces
A Russian Il-78 tanker refuels a Tu-95 Bear bomber in a photograph taken by a Norwegian warplane. Norwegian Armed Forces
Two Russian Sukhoi Su-34 fighter bombers, nicknamed the Fullback by NATO, as photographed by Finnish Air Force F/A-18 Hornet fighters. Finnish Air Force
Finnish fighter jets photographed this Russian Tu-95 Bear bomber. Finnish Air Force
Two Tupolev Tu-22M aircraft intercepted by Finnish fighter planes. Finnish Air Force
A Russian Tupolev Tu-95 Bear bomber intercepted by Finnish fighter planes. Finnish Air Force