The RAF has been deployed to stop Russian Blackjack bombers entering UK airspace for the second time in four days.
The two Russian Tupolev Tu-160 long range bombers flew inside international airspace off the northeastern coast of Scotland before being escorted back northwards again.
The RAF sent two of its Typhoons from its base in Lossiemouth, which were accompanied by a refuelling tank from its Brize Norton base in Oxfordshire.
Officials have confirmed that ‘at no point’ did the Russians manage to infiltrate British airspace.
The RAF has been deployed to stop Russian Blackjack bombers (one pictured on Friday during previous incident) entering UK airspace for the second time in four days
It is the second time in a week the RAF has identified Russian aircraft (two pictured from Friday) in UK airspace.The fighter jets successfully escorted the Blackjacks away on Friday
An RAF spokesman said: ‘We can confirm that RAF quick reaction alert Typhoon aircraft from RAF Lossiemouth scrambled to monitor two Blackjack bombers while they were in the UK area of interest.
‘At no point did the Russian aircraft enter UK territorial airspace.’
The incident took place as Nato forces are in Scotland for a training exercise named Exercise Joint Warrior.
It comes less than a week after fighter jets were scrambled from a base in northern Scotland 온라인카지노 (9c.com) to monitor two Russian Blackjacks on Friday.
Refuelling tank The Voyager was also deployed from RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire that day.
There was another incident with Russian planes flying near UK airspace on Wednesday, but Typhoons were not required.
Speaking after Friday’s incident Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said: ‘Our brave RAF pilots have shown again that we are ready to respond to any threat to the UK.
‘Alongside our NATO allies, we must remain vigilant and aware of Russian military activity.’
Pictured: RAF typhoons are 52ft-long and can fly at heights of 55,000ft with one pilot