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RAF Jets Intercept Russian Aircraft Over Scotland

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11:27 AM - 8 Mar 2020



Six Royal Air Force jets were scrambled to intercept Russian aircraft heading for the north-west of Scotland.

The RAF launched three Typhoon aircraft from its Quick Reaction Alert along with two pairs of Tornadoes from air bases in Lossiemouth and Coningsby.

A Voyager tanker - an air-to-air refueling aircraft - was also deployed from a base in Brize Norton to support the mission.

The number of Russian jets involved in the incident is unclear.

RAF Intercept Russian Aircraft Royal Air Force Quick Reaction Alert Typhoon aircraft from RAF Lossiemouth and RAF Coningsby intercept Russian aircraft approaching UK Air Space on the 7th March 2020.

It is believed they were Tupolev Tu-95 Bears, which are used both as strategic bombers and long-range maritime patrol planes.

An RAF spokesperson said: “We can confirm that RAF Quick Reaction Alert Typhoon aircraft were launched today from RAF Lossiemouth and RAF Coningsby.”

“This was a routine response to Russian aircraft approaching UK air space and was coordinated with several other NATO allies.”



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