Fighters air force of great Britain was intercepted on Thursday, two Russian Tu-160 bomber, reported in the official Twitter of the Ministry of defence of the United Kingdom.
“We can confirm that were on operational duty the Typhoon aircraft taking off from Lossiemouth airbase, have intercepted two Russian Blackjack bomber (Tu-160 in accordance with the codification of NATO. —) and accompanied them while they were in the zone of interests of United Kingdom. The Russian planes did not enter British air space,” — are reported words of the official representative of the Royal air force.
In addition, the British Ministry announced in a Twitter photos of the Russian Tu-160.
About a similar incident this year was reported in February. Then the official representative of the UK Ministry of defence announced that two fighter Typhoon RAF were raised to intercept two Russian bombers heading towards British airspace. Last year also recorded the number of such cases — in may, September and November.
In may a British Typhoon fighter jets also intercepted three Russian military transport aircraft that was approaching the territory of the Baltic countries. As argued in the British Ministry of defence, the Russian aircraft, identified as an-26, An-12 and silt-76, did not respond to queries by radio or transmitted identification code.