RAF Typhoons scrambled to 'intercept Russian aircraft'

RAF Typhoons were scrambled yesterday to intercept "multiple Russian aircraft" as part of Nato's mission to police Baltic airspace, the Ministry of Defence said today.

RAF Typhoons were scrambled yesterday to intercept 'multiple Russian aircraft'.
RAF Typhoons were scrambled yesterday to intercept 'multiple Russian aircraft'. Credit: MoD

The aircraft from 3 (Fighter) Squadron were ordered into the skies after four separate groups of aircraft were detected by Nato air defences in international airspace near to the Baltic states.

Flt Lt Mark Long, one of the pilots involved in the operation, said: “The Typhoon is a superb aircraft that makes intercepting other aircraft exceptionally easy, today’s interception of the Russian Flankers is all in days work for an RAF fighter pilot.”

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