Saturday, August 1, 2015

Images: RAF Tyhpoon intercept 10 Russian aircraft on single sortie

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On Friday 24th July as part of NATO’s ongoing mission to police Baltic airspace, RAF Typhoons intercepted 10 Russian aircraft during a single Baltic Air Patrol, Quick Reaction Alert mission.

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The Typhoon aircraft, from 6 (Fighter) Squadron, RAF Lossiemouth were launched after multiple groups of aircraft were detected by NATO air defences in international airspace near to the Baltic States.
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Once airborne, the RAF jets identified the aircraft as 4 Sukhoi Su-34 Fullback fighters, 4 Mikoyan MiG-31Foxhound fighters and 2 Antonov An26 ‘curl’ transport aircraft who appeared to be carrying out a variety of routine training.

The Russian aircraft were monitored by the RAF Typhoons and escorted on their way.

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  • Image 1: RAF Typhoon
  • Image 2: Russian Su-34 and Su-30SM fighters
  • Image 3: Russian Mig-31 Interceptors
  • Image 4: Russian An-26 transport