RAF Coningsby planes intercept Russian aircraft

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Typhoons from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire were yesterday scrambled to intercept multiple Russian aircraft as part of NATO’s ongoing mission to police Baltic airspace.

The Typhoon aircraft, from 3 (Fighter) Squadron, were launched after four separate groups of aircraft were detected by NATO air defences in international airspace near to the Baltic States.

Once airborne, the British jets identified the planes as being Russian aircraft who appeared to be carrying out a variety of routine training exercises. They were monitored by the RAF Typhoons and escorted on their way.

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