Once again, Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoons have been scrambled again to defend NATO airspace, as Russia continues its near-incursion aerial strategy.
On Twitter, like the last time, the aerial wing of the UK armed forces said the following:
“RAF Typhoons from 140 EAW in Estonia were scrambled this afternoon to intercept a Russian Air Force IL-20 COOT A and 2x Su-27 FLANKER B flying close to NATO airspace.”
“The Russian aircraft failed to comply with international norms by not liaising with relevant FIRs.”
Photos of The RAF Typhoons Defending NATO Airspace…
Courtesy of the RAF on Twitter, they released photos of its Typhoons defending NATO airspace against the Russian Air Force IL-20 COOT A and the two Su-27 flankers:
Of course, these aerial incursions happen quite regularly, but in the wake of the continued war in Ukraine, Russia seems to be upping the ante on this.
As ongoing tensions continue between NATO and Russia over the ongoing war in Ukraine, this has also caused some problems in the air as well.
Images from the RAF of Russia’s Aircraft in the Latest Scrambling on June 10…
These images were posted on Twitter by the official Royal Air Force in the UK, with the following statement put out:
“RAF Typhoons from 140 EAW and Swedish Air Force Gripens scrambled this afternoon, for a third time in 48hrs, to intercept 2x Russian Tu-22M Backfire and 2x Su-30SM Flanker H flying close to NATO airspace. 140 EAW are deployed on NATO’s Baltic Air Policing Mission.”
The level of intrusion by Russian aircraft has intensified in recent weeks, especially following the recent destruction of dams near nuclear plants in Ukraine.
Looking ahead, it remains clear that these near-incursion events will continue to intensify, meaning more will need to be done by NATO forces in combating this.