Read more here, I’m not sure on the full story.
al little more on the BBC, but not much
Typhoon aircraft from RAF Lossiemouth in Moray and RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire have been scrambled to monitor two Russian Blackjack bombers.
The Russian aircraft were said to have flown an arc around the top of Scotland from a north east direction before passing to the west of Ireland.
The Ministry of Defence said they were not in UK air space.
They usually aren’t in U.K. Airspace but the UK need to scramble Jets in case they do enter and with Russia NATO aren’t taking any chances, every country in Europe is doing this now. I think it was a few months ago but Norway had to do this.
Russia is testing the waters
This also happened four times last year. Strange, but has happened before.
Yes of course and as @Robertdiaz123 said they want to just show aggression and essentially mess around like it’s a joke. If any of our aircraft went near I wonder the difference in the outcome.
It sounds like freaking flashbacks to the cold war when F-14s were being scrambled off Carriers to make sure bombers didn’t get anywhere close to America
Is NATO still suspicious about Russians?
Happens much more regularly than people think
The Russians most definitely testing response times from the RAF…
very much so if you read the news. Ukraine conflict is a step back to Cold War days…
Well the US have started moving equipment into Europe and German soldiers and other NATO members are preparing to defend their borders at the Russian border itself! So yeah the question is pretty much answered…
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