Two strategic Russian supersonic “Blackjack” bombers flew close to the UK’s airspace hours after flying near to the US.
This is a warning to the West as the huge Tu-160 White Swans flew close to both the US and UK that they are able to deliver nuclear or conventional weapons to Britain.
The Russian Defence Ministry said the “Blackjack” bombers were on a 13-hour mission who had also patrolled the Norwegian and Barents Sea.
The Russian Ministry said in a statement, “Two Tu-160 strategic bombers have performed a scheduled flight in the airspace above neutral waters of the Barents and Norwegian seas.”
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The North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) confirmed that on Monday two US F-16 fighter jets were deployed to Alaska after Russian Tu-95 “Bear” bombers and 30 fighter jets were spotted flying close to US airspace on Tuesday.
The Kremlin said in a statement, “Two Tu-95MS strategic missile carriers of the Russian Aerospace Forces completed a planned flight over the neutral waters of the Barents Sea.”
Adding, “Long-range aviation pilots regularly fly over the neutral waters of the Arctic, North Atlantic, Pacific Ocean, Black and Baltic Seas.
“All flights of aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces are carried out in strict accordance with the International Rules for the Use of Airspace.”
In a statement NORAD said that Russian aircraft did not enter Canadian or US airspace and they did not pose any threat.
Since a Chinese spy balloon was shot down North American security agencies are on high alert.
On Tuesday morning Dutch F-35 fighter jets intercepted a formation of Russian military aircraft close to NATO airspace who were “ignoring international air safety rules.”
Two Dutch F-35 fighter jets and German Eurofighters shadowed the three Russian military aircraft near Poland, the Netherlands’ Defence Ministry confirmed on Tuesday.
The Netherlands’ Defence Ministry said that Dutch planes escorted the Russian aircraft out which had approached Poland from the Kaliningrad enclave.
Kaliningrad is a Russian Baltic coast enclave which is between Poland and Lithuania, who are both members of NATO.
The Defence Ministry added, “After identification, it turned out to be three aircraft: a Russian IL-20M Coot-A that was escorted by two Su-27 Flankers.
“The Dutch F-35s escorted the formation from a distance and handed over the escort to NATO partners.”
NATO Air Command said that “Dutch F-35s carried out their first A-scramble to intercept Russian Su-27s and a IL-20 flying close to NATO airspace.”
They were “supported by German Eurofighters” who “shadowed the Russian aircraft who were posing a danger to other air users by ignoring international air safety rules.”
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