Typhoon planes from the British RAF intercepted two Tu-160 bombers as tensions mounted on Russia’s doorstep, it has been confirmed.
British Typhoon jets have intercepted two Russian bombers, the Royal Air Force has confirmed.
RAF Typhoons from bases at Lossiemouth and Coningsby were launched against unidentified aircraft approaching the UK area of interest.
The Ministry of Defence has said Royal Air Force fighter jets were scrambled earlier today to respond to two Russian Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers “approaching the UK area of interest”.
In a statement, the MoD said: “Quick Reaction Alert Typhoon fighters based at RAF Lossiemouth & Coningsby were scrambled today against unidentified aircraft approaching the UK area of interest.
“Subsequently we intercepted and escorted two Russian Tu-160 Blackjack, long-range strategic bomber aircraft.”