ALERT Two Russian Tu-160 bombers were intercepted by RAF Typhoons and Norwegian F-16s

Yesterday (Sept. 22), two nuclear-capable bombers Tu-160 Blackjack of Russian Air Force were intercepted and escorted by RAF Typhoons in Quick Reaction Alert. Two RAF Typhoons from RAF Lossiemouth were scrambled to intercept and escort the Blackjacks as they were heading north of Scotland. The interceptors were supported by a Voyager tanker. Earlier, two Norwegian F-16s intercepted…

ALERT Close encounter between US Navy P-8 Poseidon and Russian Su-27

Russian Ministry of Defense statement: On September 7, 2016US Navy reconnaissance aircraft P-8 “Poseidon” tried twice to get close to the state border of the Russian Federation over the Black Sea without transponders. Su-27 fighters from Belbek airbase were scrambled. When Russian fighters approached the US reconnaissance aircraft for visual identification, American plane abruptly changed course to the opposite…