Royal Air Drive Hurricane fighter jets, from 6 Squadron, RAF Lossiemouth, intercepted Russian army plane whereas they have been flying over the Baltic Sea.
The Typhoons approached the Russian formation to determine its composition and established it was an IL-38 ‘MAY’ Maritime Patrol Plane, being escorted by two Su-27 Flanker B fighter jets.
This was the primary time lately that the Royal Air Drive have seen and intercepted a ‘MAY’ which was working alongside a Russian OSCAR class submarine which the Typhoons photographed on the floor because it transited in the direction of the west throughout the Baltic Sea.
This intercept follows an earlier interception initially of the week when the Typhoons have been once more airborne to watch Russian SU-27 Flankers as they transited by Lithuanian managed worldwide airspace.
These intercepts have come throughout a busy week for 135 Expeditionary Air Wing, the RAF Unit that’s deployed in Lithuania because the UK contribution to the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission. The EAW has additionally been conducting NATO Air Policing interoperability coaching with a detachment of German Eurofighters which were embedded into 135 EAW. RAF Personnel additionally hosted the Lithuanian President when he visited the airbase and have been invited to participate in some nationwide Lithuanian occasions, which they have been delighted to simply accept.
Furthermore, on Tuesday, the Finnish Protection Ministry has reported that it suspected a Russian army plane had violated Finnish airspace over the Gulf of Finland.