Wednesday, 22 August 2018

RAF scrambles Typhoons to shadow Russian jets



RAF Typhoon jets have been launched from Romania in response to two suspected Russian aircraft operating near NATO airspace over the Black Sea.
 
The two Typhoons took off from a Romanian base near Constanta to shadow the two Russian Su-30 Flanker aircraft, the Royal Air Force (RAF) said in a statement.
 
 
"RAF Typhoons based in Romania have been launched in response to two suspected Russian Su-30 Flanker aircraft operating near @NATO airspace over the Black Sea. #WeAreNATO," the RAF's official Twitter account said.


Four RAF Typhoons have been deployed at the Mihail Kogalniceanu airbase in southeast Romania where hundreds of US troops are also stationed - as part of NATO's enhanced Air Policing (eAP) mission.


The move was part of NATO's beefed-up defences on its eastern flank following Moscow's annexation of Crimea in 2014.
 
 
The Sukhoi Su-30m is a twin-engine, two-seat supermanoeuverable fighter aircraft developed by Russia's Sukhoi Aviation Corporation.




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