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originally posted by: PurpleDog UK
Doomsday Plane…..??? If a b-52 or TU-54 (?) armed with nukes was heading in the worng direction THEN i'd say a ''Doomsday'' plane but a c&C jet flying around Finland……….. Nah
The Russian aircraft that were 'intercepted' by RAF Typhoon jets earlier today remained in international airspace, the Ministry of Defence has said.
"The aircraft were subsequently identified as Russian military aircraft. The Russian military aircraft remained in international airspace at all times as they are perfectly entitled to do so." A spokesman for the MoD said.
"Russian military flights have never entered UK sovereign airspace without authorisation."
The Ministry of Defence says Typhoon jets were scrambled when Russian aircraft came close to UK airspace have now returned to their base.
The RAF jets were put on alert earlier today.
It's not an entirely unusual occurrence however. British jets have been scrambled in a similar way around eight times in the last year.
originally posted by: tommyjo
The UK Ministry of Defence has released images of the intercept of the two Russian Tu-95MS Bear H from the 23rd April.