What would the response be not only in Ottawa but in Washington and Brussels if a Russian Sukhoi fighter jet intercepted a Canadian military plane over the St. Lawrence Seaway or Hudson Bay?

Royal Canadian Air Force CF-188 Hornets Intercept Russian Air Craft Over the Black Sea

The Canadian detachment deployed in Romania since the start of September have carried out their first intercept as part of their enhanced Air policing mission.


Canadian CF-188 Hornet over the Black Sea: NATO photograph

The CF-188 Hornet fighter jets working alongside their colleagues in the Romanian Air Force intercepted two Russian Su-24 Fencers operating near Romanian airspace over the Black Sea on September 23, 2021….

“…With an all out effort supporting flying operations day and night, this first visual ID is a great example of how Canada is helping NATO and Romania protect the integrity of NATO’s airspace,” said Lt Colonel Corey Mask, Canadian Air Task Force Commander.


This intercept was the first for the Air Task Force which started its mission earlier this month following a NATO certification ceremony on September 8, 2021.