Fighters of the Royal air force approached the Russian “Armada” during the passage of the group headed by the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov through the English channel. According to The Times, “interception” we flew two Tornado.
The Royal air force planes flew over Russian warships at low altitude, filmed group, which included the cruiser “Admiral Kuznetsov” and the destroyer, anti-submarine ship and auxiliary vessels.
The interlocutor of the edition reported that the purpose of the mission was high-quality photos of ships in the first place – the only Russian aircraft carrier. As noted by RBC, the Tornado aircraft are usually attracted to jobs when necessary to protect British airspace, but in this case, sending a Tornado could be explained by their equipment surveillance systems Raptor is able to capture high quality images.
In addition to fighters, the movement of the ship group followed the British destroyer Duncan and frigates Richmond.
The Times calls the sending of the fleet of Russia “the largest show of naval power in Moscow since the end of the cold war.”
Shots through the smoke screen
Quite a different tone from the publication of the British newspaper The Telegraph: the reviewers note that “Kuznetsov” was raised on laughter in social networks because of the characteristic of the armadillos beginning of the 20th century plume of black smoke accompanying the carrier on the March.
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