Britain said Thursday that it had scrambled an unspecified number of Typhoon aircraft to monitor two Russian Blackjack bombers that flew near British airspace.
The incident was the latest example of Russian jets flying near to Britain, often as a way of testing the response time of their British counterparts.
“We can confirm that quick reaction alert Typhoon aircraft from RAF Lossiemouth and RAF Coningsby scrambled to monitor two Blackjack bombers while they were in the U.K. area of interest,” a Royal Air Force spokesman said in a statement.
Separately, the French air force said two of its Mirage military aircraft escorted the …read more
Source: Voice of America