BREAKING NEWS: RAF Typhoons scrambled to intercept Russian fighter jets

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The Typhoons were conflicted to meet five unidentified aircraft in international airs ce near the Baltic Specify’s borders earlier today.

They shadowed two Su-27 Flanker fighters and an IL-20 “Coot-A” investigation aircraft north of Estonia before two more Su-27s were detected and met, the Clergy of Defence said.

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said: “We purposefulness continue to secure the Baltic skies on behalf of Nato and our allies.”

During the RAF’s antecedent deployment to the air policing role over the Baltic States Typhoons were scampered 17 times, intercepting more than 40 Russian aircraft, the MoD pronounced.

Wing Commander Gordon Melville, the commanding officer of RAF Lossiemouth-based 140 Expeditionary Air Wing, joined: “Several years’ experience operating in this area signifies that we can expect further similar activity in the months ahead.”

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