RAF scramble Typhoon after Russian approach to UK airspace for second day

The Royal Air Force has launched Typhoon jets after undisclosed aircraft approached what an RAF spokesman described as the UK’s “area of interest”, a day after jets responded to four Russian strategic bombers nearing Britain.

It is understood that the jets flying in the UK area of interest are Russian. Just yesterday RAF typhoons spent five hours tracking Russian aircraft who were flying in UK airspace.

The spokesman confirmed that the Typhoons, launched from RAF Lossiemouth in Moray, Scotland, have been joined by a Voyager air-to-air refuelling tanker from RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.

He added that further information would not be disclosed “on this ongoing operation until complete”.

The news comes after RAF jets responded to four Russian strategic bombers approaching the UK’s “area of interest” on Wednesday.

The bombers were “intercepted and escorted”, a spokesman said, and at no point did they enter UK airspace.

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