UK Typhoon jets intercept Two Russian TU-142 Over North Sea
Armed RAF fighter jets intercepted Russian military aircraft over the North Sea near UK airspace. The Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) Typhoons launched from RAF Lossiemouth in the north of Scotland.
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They intercepted a pair of TU-142 Bear-F Maritime Reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft, described by the RAF as Cold War era.
They were joined by an RAF Voyager to provide air-to-air refuelling. The Russian aircraft were tracked by Nato as they transited within the military alliance’s northern air policing area.