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News ID: 49532
Publish Date: 8:01 - 30 November 2020
Monday, 30 November 2020_The Royal Air Force (RAF) has tried to engage Russian air force assets over the North Sea with a view to deterring them from approaching British air space.

RAF in new confrontation with Russian Air Force over North SeaAccording to the RAF, the incident occurred on Saturday (November 28).

— Royal Air Force (@RoyalAirForce) November 28, 2020 ">http://

RAF Typhoon fast jets were scrambled from @RAFLossiemouth this morning to intercept Russian military aircraft operating over the North Sea near UK airspace.

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— Royal Air Force (@RoyalAirForce) November 28, 2020

Two Typhoon fighter jets were scrambled from RAF Lossiemouth in Moray (Scotland) after two Russian Tupolev TU-142 Bear F planes were detected approaching British air space.

The Tupolev TU-142 Bear F aircraft specializes in maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare.

Earlier this year, the commander of the RAF, Air Chief Marshal Mike Wigston, mocked the Russian Tu-142 Bear Fs as “relics of the Cold War” which according to him pose a “hazard to civilian and military aircraft”. 

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