OREANDA-NEWSThe British Air Force reported on Monday the departure of its fighters to escort two Russian anti-submarine aircraft. The Royal Air Force’s “Typhoons” were re-launched on August 12 to escort Russian aircraft. The radar recorded two Tu-142 "Medved" aircraft approaching the airspace of the United Kingdom", the message said on Tuesday on the Air Force’s Twitter page.

Accompanied by the Tu-142, not only Typhoon fighters took off from the Lossimuth base in Scotland, but also the Voyager tanker, which is commonly called the Airbus A330 MRTT aircraft, in the UK .

On Monday, the Russian ministry reported no violation in flight over the Norwegian and North Seas. It was not Tu-142 that was mentioned, but strategic Tu-95MS missile carriers. The department emphasized that long-range aviation crews regularly fly over the neutral waters of the Arctic, Atlantic, Black and Baltic Seas, the Pacific Ocean, strictly observing the International Rules for the Use of Airspace and without violating the borders of other states.

On August 8, the United Kingdom Department of Defense reported two cases of Typhoon flights to escort Russian aircraft. It's noted that in the first case, a Typhoon fighter took off from the Scottish base of Lossimuth to observe two Russian Tu-95 bombers that were approaching British airspace. Also involved in the operation was the multi-purpose tanker Voyager.

Subsequently, Typhoon fighters deployed in the Baltic countries flew to escort the Russian Tu-95 and two Su-27 fighters flying near Estonia. British Secretary of Defense Ben Wallace noted that the actions of British aviation are necessary to ensure British security around the clock.