US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — British Royal Air Force fighters Typhoon escorted two Russian Tu-142 anti-submarine aircraft. Fighting vehicles of the Russian Aerospace Forces allegedly close by flew to the zone of interests of Britain and NATO.
RAF Quick Reaction Alert Typhoon aircraft from @RAFLossiemouth were scrambled to monitor a Russian Tu-142 'BEAR F' while they were in the UK's area of interest.
— Royal Air Force (@RoyalAirForce) April 29, 2020
It is specified that Typhoon took off from Lossiemouth air base and met Tu-142 over the North Sea. The British fighter was supported by the flying tanker Voyager.
The Royal Air Force emphasized that Russian planes did not violate the British borders.
Tu-142 – built on the basis of the strategic missile carrier Tu-95 and is designed to search and destroy submarines. A combat vehicle can take up to 9 tons of weapons on board. The maximum flight range is 12 thousand kilometers, the top speed is 855 kilometers per hour.
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