Originally posted by novuslibertas
reply to post by detachedindividual
Believe me, since Russia resumed nuclear flights over our countries our militaries started and resumed the biggest training and practice operations since the cold war. Also in UK.
Russian Bear airplanes which are capable of carrying nuclear bombs occasionally fly over and are accompanied by our jet fighters in case something goes wrong,
NATO Integrated Air Defence System (NATINADS) is busy working to keep our skies safe. A recent sortie by two Russian Tupolev TU-160 ‘Blackjack’ bombers illustrates the need for constant vigilance. Flying from mainland Russia they were detected as they swept over the northern tip of Norway in international air space and intercepted by NATO’s most northern NATINADS fighters, Norwegian F16s from NAAF Bodo. Subsequently, they were continuously tracked towards the UK and intercepted by two Tornado F3s fighters, part of the UK component of NATINADS, from RAF Leuchars in Scotland.
Wing Commander Mark Gorringe, Officer Commanding 111 Sqn, RAF Leuchars, said:
‘This is not an unusual incident and people may be surprised to know that our crews have successfully scrambled to intercept Russian aircraft on more than 10 occasions since the start of 2009.’
Some Russian missions fly far out into the Atlantic and whilst others journey south towards the coastline of north west Europe, turning short of penetrating sovereign airspace. These incidents concern NATO airmen as the Russian military flights are often not coordinated with civil Air Traffic Control (ATC) and therefore, can pose a real threat to flight safety in what are some of the busiest air-routes in the world. Although NATINADS is not responsible for flight safety across Europe, it contributes by assisting civil ATC by identifying and tracking such incidents.
“At some points during the patrolling flight, the long-range aviation planes were escorted by a pair of Norwegian Air Force F-16 fighter planes,” Drik said. “All flights of the Air Force planes were and are made in strict compliance with the international rules of the use of airspace over neural waters without violating the borders of other states,” he said.
47. The UK press have featured stories that imply that Russia's air tactics are a threat to UK security. We sought information from the MoD to clarify the scale and nature of the issue of military incursions into NATO and UK airspace. We were told that during 2007-2009 no Russian aircraft have entered UK airspace—defined as 12 nautical miles from the UK coastline—without authorisation. However, Russian military aircraft have entered the UK Flight Information Region—outside UK territorial airspace—without permission. This is part of international airspace and, as such, Russia is able to exercise its defence capabilities there.
Originally posted by mkgandhas
ww3 is coming
Originally posted by detachedindividual
I am well aware of the change in the agreement for Russian flights over most of Europe. That's why I stated in my last post that this was through the 1990's.
Originally posted by princeofpeace
This carrier was reported to be off the coast of Syria weeks ago. Is it returning home??
Cyprus: Russian navy nears gas drilling zone
(ANSAmed) - NICOSIA, NOVEMBER 25 - The Russian "Admiral Kuznetsov" class aircraft carrier is currently off the coast of Malta and heading for eastern Mediterranean from their base in the Barents Sea...
Originally posted by technologicalsingularity
.. but as we all know here at ats, that russian vessels have been making their way to syria for at least the past 3 weeks, so nothing new there. What is important, is the MSM have only just clocked onto the movements (i.e given consent by the gov to air the knowledge, to inform what was previously not consented), thats serious.
Originally posted by technologicalsingularity
Just in on SKY News UK, the british royal navy has deployed an emergency scramble of warships and fighter jets due to a russian aircraft carrier carrying a dozen or more fighter jets in british waters off the coast of scotland, they claim they are on route to syria, where they do indeed have a base on the coast, but i feel this is pure intimidation as they could have navigated away from british waters to avoid conflict.
also there are whispers that US forces are arriving in Jordan, syria's neighbour. Russia has already made it clear that if a US/NATO led attack is fired upon syria , that russia will attack.
HERE WE GO FOLKS, FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELT!
Originally posted by wmd_2008
According to SKY it was 30 miles off the coast so it's not in british waters, why is it on here people seem to exaggerate things when possible?