Back to Squawk list
  • 27

Royal Air Force Scrambles Jets to Intercept Russian Bombers Heading Toward UK

British jets were sent to intercept Russian bombers that were headed toward the U.K., the Royal Air Force has said. The U.K.’s Ministry of Defense said it scrambled RAF Typhoon jets as two nuclear-capable Russian Tu-160 Blackjacks were noticed heading toward U.K. airspace. A spokesperson with the ministry told MailOnline that the jets are currently in the U.K.’s area of interest, but they haven’t entered U.K. airspace. ( 기타...

Sort type: [Top] [Newest]

Thanks to the Royal Air Force .
A regular occurrence off our shores since the outbreak of the Cold War. Less frequent now, but still happening. I'm sure we "do it to them," as well, but it isn't reported.
Not the kind of news I want to read :(
This is precisely the reason why we should never allow machines to do what humans do now. Machines cannot assess a threat. Only react to it.
So lets say some powerful nation decides to buy some super duper computer system to control its defense against threats. And suppose said system detects the Russians and starts cutting loose missiles and blows one or both of the bombers out of the sky?...Not good.
Very interesting! I had not realised that their operational fleet is as few as just sixteen least the B1B Lancer outnumbers them by nearly four to one!
Wiki says 11 are combat ready. What a beast of a plane.
Who started Jules, the UK?
Probably just came close to see if anybody was awake ??
eddyandy 3
Countries do this to test other's response.
I agree with Edgardo Barreto.
Pse. stop this propaganda.


계정을 가지고 계십니까? 사용자 정의된 기능, 비행 경보 및 더 많은 정보를 위해 지금(무료) 등록하세요!
이 웹 사이트는 쿠키를 사용합니다. 이 웹 사이트를 사용하고 탐색함으로써 귀하는 이러한 쿠기 사용을 수락하는 것입니다.
FlightAware 항공편 추적이 광고로 지원된다는 것을 알고 계셨습니까?
FlightAware.com의 광고를 허용하면 FlightAware를 무료로 유지할 수 있습니다. Flightaware에서는 훌륭한 경험을 제공할 수 있도록 관련성있고 방해되지 않는 광고를 유지하기 위해 열심히 노력하고 있습니다. FlightAware에서 간단히 광고를 허용 하거나 프리미엄 계정을 고려해 보십시오..