RAF surveillance jets to monitor Ukraine crisis

The RAF is to contribute to the Nato Airborne Warning And Control System (Awacs) aircraft missions flying over Poland and Romania to monitor the crisis in Ukraine.

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The Awacs planes Nato is sending to monitor Ukraine

Nato is sending Awacs surveillance aircraft on reconnaissance flights over Poland and Romania to help monitor the crisis in Ukraine.

A Nato Airborne Warning and Control Systems aircraft (Awacs) pictured in 2012. Credit: Reuters

Nato ambassadors, acting on a recommendation from the alliance's top military commander US Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove, gave the go-ahead to the flights today, a Nato spokesman said.

File photo of screens inside a Nato Awacs aircraft in 2003. Credit: Reuters

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