The British authorities took to the air four fighter constant readiness of the Royal aircraft to intercept two Russian bombers that flew near the shores of the United Kingdom. In the Northern part of the Bay of Biscay to the British aircraft also joined the fighters of the French air force, reports “Interfax” with reference to resources that track the movement of military aircraft.
As it became known, four British fighter “Tornado”, taken off from the air bases at Lossiemouth in Scotland and Coningsby in England, headed into the Atlantic to meet and escort Russian strategic bombers and tanker aircraft.
According to the Agency, two Russian strategic bombers flying close to British shores, made a u-turn over the Northern part of the Bay of Biscay and returned back on the North Atlantic.
“We can confirm that the alarm of the Typhoon aircraft were flown from air bases in Lossiemouth and Coningsby to monitor two Tu-160 bombers, when they were in the area of responsibility of the UK,” said UK Ministry of defence (quote via The Independent).
In London at the same time stressed that the Russian aircraft did not enter airspace of the country. According to British newspaper, the Tu-160 is close to the airspace of the Kingdom at about 10 am from the northeast, and then headed to the West coast of Ireland and Bay of Biscay.
To accompany bombers in the air up French and Spanish aircraft, but the Tu-160 turned around and headed back North, the newspaper notes.