Skip to comments.RAF Jet Chases Russian Planes Away From UK
Posted on 04/23/2014 10:36:04 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey
Two Russian surveillance planes which flew close to UK airspace have been chased away by an RAF jet fighter.
The aircraft, believed to be Tupolev 95s, were spotted off the coast of northeast Scotland.
They turned away from Britain when an RAF Typhoon was scrambled from Leuchars airbase, near Dundee, where crews are on standby to intercept unidentified aircraft at a moment's notice.
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How usual/unusual is this nowadays?
Im not certain pf the frequency of these “close encounters”
Depends. Does the UK have an “oppressed Russian minority?”
They may just have to leave that job up to the Scottish Air Farce next year. Unless they blow their entire budget on free stuff.
Bears? Geez, that was an old design in the 80s.
Unlike our B-52s, that are "venerable". Not old. :-)
If they were Tu-95 Bears, then they heard them coming a long way off. There’s no mistaking a Bear for anything else.
The aircraft, believed to be Tupolev 95s, were spotted off the coast of northeast Scotland.The Tu-95 carried and dropped the AN602 Tsar Bomba, the largest and most powerful nuclear weapon ever detonated.
Yes. Viggo Mortensen was almost murdered with a linoleum knife in the film Eastern Promises. That should meet the criteria for invasion.
TU-95s were so noisy that under the right conditions they could be picked up on the SOSUS arrays.
I did these intercepts a quite a few times in the late 60’s & 70’s.
We’d launch 2 F-4’s off the ready cats, we have one on his 6 and the other would come up on his port side.
We’d nod at each other, he’d open his bombbay doors and the guy at the 6 would fly up underneath and have a look to see if he was carrying weapons.
Then we would take up positions at his 9 oclock and his 4 oclock and make obsene jestures ant each other..
It’s amazing to see how creative bored airmen can come up with
That tactic was used against us on one occasion when an F-15 (IIRC) went to investigate the open doors and found a slew of photographers. Pilot hit the speedbrake rather quickly.
Welcome to the Cold War II.
Its heating up just a tad
Old stories but bothered me me at the time...
Russian attack submarine sailed in Gulf of Mexico undetected for weeks, U.S. officials say
REPORT: Russian Nuclear Submarine Within 200 Miles Of The East Coast When Sandy Hit
Russian Subs Patrolling Off East Coast of U.S.
Dutch scramble jets after Russian bombers approach...
heres a new one
Dutch scramble jets after Russian bombers approach...
why would the ruskies be flying those bombers except to try to intimidate......someone..
“why would the ruskies be flying those bombers except to try to intimidate......someone..”
That is why I asked if this was usual/unusual.
Have intercepts picked up recently?
the danes had to engage in some tactics as well.
The one that got to me was the Chinese sub that got next to one of our aircraft carriers during a exercise.
Vlady getting frisky
a little mischief here a little there...
hes the perfect match for Buraq Hussein!
Here we go, again.
Running frequency scans, and response measurements.
“The Bears are in the air, again.”
Now, if we see anything in print about naval incidents coming out of Scapa Flow ...
I knew an old guy, now deceased, who swears he saw a Soviet aircraft fly over the Texas coastline and back out into the Gulf of Mexico, circa 1950s. I don’t know if he REALLY saw that, but I guess anything is possible?
If so, from whence might it have originated? In the fifties, it wasn't Castro's Cuba. There would've been no base for such a Soviet incursion.
has barry addressed this yet? I’ve heard nothing from him so far.
Remember .... Barry hates the UK.
If only The Churchill Bust could TALK!!?
UK figures for recent years intercepts.
Parliament - Written Answers to Questions 24th January 2013
Thursday 24 January 2013 Angus Robertson (Moray, Scottish National Party
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions Royal Air Force aircraft have been launched to monitor Russian aircraft approaching UK airspace in each of the last three years; and where each such flight was (a) directed and (b) scrambled from.
Andrew Robathan (South Leicestershire, Conservative)
Royal Air Force quick reaction alert (QRA) aircraft are based at RAF Leuchars and RAF Coningsby. The number of days on which QRA aircraft have launched in response to Russian military aviation that approached or entered the NATO air policing area for which the UK has responsibility in the each of the last three years is contained in the following table. The Russian aircraft remained in international airspace at all times. Not every launch resulted in an interception as some incidents were resolved prior to interception.
Number of days QRA launched in response to Russian military aviation
“the MoD said similar incidents happened eight times during 2013.”
A spokesman said: “Russian military flights have never entered UK sovereign airspace without authorisation.”
lets keep it that way!
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