29 Jan '15, 4pm

.@RoyalAirForceUK Typhoon fighters intercepted Russian aircraft yesterday:

.@RoyalAirForceUK Typhoon fighters intercepted Russian aircraft yesterday:

Royal Air Force Typhoon fighters from RAF Lossiemouth and RAF Coningsby were scrambled yesterday after Russian aircraft were identified flying in international airspace close to UK airspace. Deep under the Northumberland countryside, the RAF Master Controller at the Control and Reporting Centre Boulmer scrambled the Typhoons after long range search radars had detected the two unknown aircraft flying near to UK sovereign airspace in the UK Flight Information Region. Once airborne, the Typhoons were directed by Boulmer’s Aerospace Battle Managers to intercept the unknown aircraft. One of the Control and Reporting Centre’s Master Controllers said, “Thanks to our integration with air defence systems across NATO, we were able to begin mission planning early and therefore were ready to act in good time. Once ordered to by the NATO Combined Air Operations Centre in Germany, Typho...

Full article: http://www.raf.mod.uk/news/archive/fighters-scrambled-290...

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