RAF Meet Blackjacks As Tenfold Increase In Naval Activity Reported

The two TU-160 bombers, with an escorting RAF Typhoon.

TWO RAF Typhoon fighters were scrambled from RAF Lossiemouth on 15 January to shadow a pair of Russian Tu-160 ‘Blackjack’ supersonic strategic bombers over the North Sea. The intercepting aircraft were supported by a Voyager tanker operating from RAF Brize Norton.

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