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Photo Story: RAF Typhoons scrambled in Lithuania to intercept Russian aircraft

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A handout picture provided by the British Royal Air Force shows a Russian Coot A aircraft (top) being intercepted by RAF Typhoons from Siauliai Air Base, over Lithuania, 02 June 2020.

RAF typhoons scrambled in Lithuania to intercept Russian aircraft
 A handout picture provided by the British Royal Air Force shows a Russian Coot A aircraft which was intercepted by RAF Typhoons from Siauliai Air Base, over Lithuania. EPA-EFE/Iain Curlett / BRITISH MINISTRY OF DEFENCE HANDOUT 

According to the RAF, jets of the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission intercepted a Russian aircraft.

This intercept is part of the routine NATO Air Policing mission that has been conducted to police the skies since 2004. The current RAF mission began on the 1 May when 135 EAW took over the enhanced Air Policing role working alongside the Spanish Air Force detachment at Siauliau Air Base.

RAF typhoons scrambled in Lithuania to intercept Russian aircraft

This was their first intercept of the operation, on a Russian Military Aircraft off the Baltic coast.

 

Photos: EPA-EFE/Iain Curlett / BRITISH MINISTRY OF DEFENCE HANDOUT

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