According to RAF Lossiemouth, unidentified aircrafts were detect by NaTO as they operated within the Alliance’s area of interest. This includes sovereign airspace and international airspace around it.
The Russian aircraft approached the UK’s Flight Information Region, which is managed by NATS.
Despite being international airspace, planes are expected to speak with Air Traffic Controllers, otherwise it could be hazardous for other air uses, the Air Force said.
QRA Typhoons were sent out from Leuchars Station in Fife to intercept the two aircrafts.
They were swiftly identified as two Russian Air Force Tu-142 Bear F.
These types of aircrafts are anti-submarine warfare and maritime patrol planes.
While being closely followed by the RAF, the Russian warplanes flew south over the North Sea.
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Source:Daily Express :: UK Feed