According to the RAF, the incident occurred on Saturday (November 28).
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RAF Typhoon fast jets were scrambled from @RAFLossiemouth this morning to intercept Russian military aircraft operating over the North Sea near UK airspace.— Royal Air Force (@RoyalAirForce) November 28, 2020
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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”.