LOSSIEMOUTH/CONINGSBY, UK – Royal Air Force QRA (Quick Reaction Alert) Typhoon fighter jets were scrambled today from RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland and RAF Coningsby in England to intercept a Russian Navy Tu-142 aircraft as it entered UK airspace, Airlive reports. The FGR4 Typhoons were supported by a Voyager tanker from RAF Brize Norton in England.
KAZAN, RUSSIA – The Russian Ministry of Defense has published a video of the first flight on February 2 of the Russian Tupolev Tu-160M Blackjack – an upgraded variant of the Tu-160 strategic bomber. The aircraft took off from the Kazan Aviation Plant and returned safely after a short and successful first flight, Pravda Report
The Russian Air Force has released footage of its Tupolev Tu-95MS Bear strategic bombers, accompanied by Chinese Air Force Xian H-6 bombers. It’s a first-of-its-kind joint patrol of their long-range aircraft in the Asia-Pacific region, the Russians said. Japan and South Korea claimed earlier that the bombers violated their airspace. According to the Russians and