UK: RAF Typhoon jet fighters intercept Russian ‘Bears’ aircraft

Telegraph:

The Ministry of Defence says RAF Typhoon jets were scrambled when Russian aircraft came close to UK airspace.

Typhoon jet fighters

The MoD confirmed that Typhoon jets were dispatched from Scottish base RAF Leuchars after the Russian presence was detected on Wednesday.

The two Russian planes were identified as Tu-95 Bear H aircraft.

A spokesman said: “Typhoon quick-reaction alert aircraft were launched from RAF Leuchars to determine the identity of unknown aircraft that approached the Nato air policing area north of Scotland and could not be identified by other means.”

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