British Typhoon Fighters Intercept 4 Russian Military Aircraft

British Typhoon Fighters Intercept 4 Russian Military Aircraft
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British Air Force said on Wednesday that they scrambled fighter jets to intercept 4 Russian military aircraft which were approaching the UK’s airspace.

The Royal Air Force said that 4 of the Russian bomber aircraft were intercepted and escorted before they enter the UK’s airspace.

Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets took off from the British Air Force base Lossiemouth, northeast Scotland, and were later joined by an RAF Voyager air-to-air refueling aircraft. The refueling tanker was launched from Oxfordshire, England.

British Air Force intercepts aircraft entering the “UK area of interest” It was mentioned earlier that the Russian military aircraft entering the UK airspace could be a hazard to other aircraft because Russian military aircraft do not talk to air traffic control.

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