The Royal Air Force (RAF) has had to scramble Typhoons for the third time in 48 hours following multiple aircraft from Russia flying close to NATO airspace.
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…
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.
However, for it to happen three times in 48 hours highlights how aggressive Russia is wanting to be in the context of aerial domination.
However, with the RAF and other NATO forces being able to move the opposition jets away from NATO’s airspace, this is another game succeeded by the West.
With this in mind, it is going to be interesting to see how many more times Russia decides to get close to NATO airspace again.
This is a developing story. More to follow in due course.