Two RAF fighters were scrambled in Scotland after two Russian planes entered UK airspace, the MoD has confirmed.
- UPDATE An MoD spokesman said the Russian jets did not actually enter UK airspace, but had travelled into an “area of interest” very close by.
A pair of Typhoon jets took off from RAF Lossiemouth on Saturday morning on Quick Alert Response (QRA).
An MOD spokesman said the fighters which were scrambled “in response to two Russian aircraft entering the UK’s airspace”.
The RAF and Royal Navy have been frequently called on to monitor Russian planes and warships in recent years.
According to our informations:
- A RAF Voyager KC3 tanker was also scrambled from Brize Norton airbase.
- Two Typhoons left RAF Coningsby Air Base this afternoon 1600 LT.