UK Scramble Jets To Intercept Russian Warplanes

Britain was compelled to scramble two RAF fighter jets from an airbase in Scotland on Saturday as two Russian warplanes flew dangerously near British airspace.

The Ministry of Defense confirmed that the jets efficiently intercepted Russian planes after they have been scrambled from Lossiemouth Royal Air Force base in north east Scotland on Saturday morning. stories: The jets have been dispatched “as part of the RAF’s Quick Reaction Alert in response to two Russian aircraft entering the UK’s airspace,” mentioned the assertion. “Both aircraft have now returned safely to RAF Lossiemouth.”

The air drive additionally scrambled an Airbus Voyager KC3 tanker from Brize Norton in Oxfordshire. The tanker was tracked heading north earlier than going right into a holding sample off the Aberdeenshire coast.

It was not the primary time that Britain scrambled its jets to intercept Russian planes which normally go close to UK airspace.

Back in February, British plane have been despatched to observe two Russian bombers close to the UK’s airspace.

The Royal Air Force mentioned on the time that the Tupolev TU-160 Blackjacks have been within the UK’s “area of interest” however didn’t enter British territory.

NATO has elevated the intercept of Russian plane lately because of heightened tensions between the Kremlin and the West over the Ukrainian disaster.