UK fighter jets had been deployed to intercept two Russian plane that had entered a ‘managed zone’ close to the Scottish coast.
The Ministry of Defence stated the RAF Typhoons had been scrambled after the Russian plane breached the UK’s ‘managed zone of worldwide airspace.’
The Russian planes had been recognized as TU-142 Bear F maritime reconnaissance and an anti-submarine warfare plane.
An MoD spokesman stated that the zone is monitored to ‘make sure the secure passage for all different plane, together with civilian transatlantic airliners which are underneath UK civilian air visitors management.’
The Fast Response Alert Typhoons are at the moment based mostly at former RAF Leuchars in Fife, having quickly moved from RAF Lossiemouth in Moray final month.
They’ve been moved away whereas the runway is revamped at Lossiemouth. Building work is claimed to be occurring ‘across the clock’ to make sure the jets can return as quickly as attainable.
In July, a Voyager airplane, which was lately rebranded with the Union Jack by Boris Johnson, was despatched out together with a staff of Typhoons to warn off Russian planes.
A staff of long-range Russian ‘Blackjack’ bombers, that are used as spy planes, had been approaching UK airspace.
On that event, the Ministry of Defence stated no interception was essential and the airplane made a return to its base at RAF Brize Norton, in Oxfordshire.
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