March 29, two Russian bombers and four escort fighter Su-27 simulated night attack on Sweden. Then imitation air strike did not cause a response from the Swedish Air Force.
April 25 the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet said that in the previous day electronic reconnaissance aircraft of Russian Air Force made the flight along the narrow air corridor internationalist in close proximity to the air space between Sweden 2 large strategically necessary Öland and Gotland.
Russian Il-20 Coot came from the southern Baltic Sea and headed north in the direction of between with 2 islands, then he turned to the south, being in close proximity to the Swedish air borders.
One of the circumstances under which a Russian spy plane near the borders of Sweden was, perhaps, held from April 20 to the multinational exercise «Combined Joint Staff Exercise».
During these yearly exercises conducted between saturated radio headquarters in Karlskrona, Enkoping and Uppsala. Their signals may be the enthusiasm of the Russian IL-20, its presence between the islands of Öland and Gotland can also be designed to test readiness of the Swedish Air Force and Air Defense.
It is not clear whether there were scrambled to intercept Russian reconnaissance aircraft Swedish fighter Gripen.
According to some sources, Svenska Dagbladet, Sweden to intercept any «Gripenov» did not turn up. Other sources they say that «Grip ‘soared to intercept, but it’s too late to intercept the plane with 2 between the Swedish islands.
In any case, the lack of timely and effective response from the Swedish Air Force in the brutal Russian position in the Baltic Sea in Sweden causes severe public concern.
In 2011, the Russian spy plane Il-20 was intercepted by fighters JAS-39 Gripen Czech Air Force (pictured), based in Siauliai in Lithuania under the protection of the air in the Baltic States.