RAF jets intercept Russian bomber over north Atlantic
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Russian "Bear-bomber" last Friday, which turned back before it reached UK skies. Two Typhoons were sent from in to meet the Bear-H aircraft after the early warning radar system detected it heading towards UK territory, according to the . The jets cover the UK Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) commitment together with aircraft based at and .shadowed a
Vladimir Putin announced this week that Russia has resumed long-range patrols by its bomber planes for the first time since the end of the .
- "Russia to resume bomber patrols" — Wikinews, August 17, 2007
- "UK fighters confront Russian bombers over international waters" — Wikinews, May 13, 2007