RAF quick reaction alert Typhoon aircraft from RAF Lossiemouth scrambled to monitor two Russian Blackjacks while they were in the UK area of interest. (Image: Crown Copyright 2020)
Military

Russians probe UK air defences for 3rd time in 6 days

The Royal Air Force (RAF) has launched Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) to intercept Russian military aircraft for 3rd time in six days. The previous two encounters this week all involved Russian Tu-142 Bear Aircraft but today’s encounter was a pair of Tu-160 Blackjacks. The Tu-160 Blackjack is Russias long-range supersonic [read more]