26 July 2018

British Fighter Jets Dispatched From Romania To Intercept Russian Bomber Above Black Sea

Mihai Draghici

A squadron of British Typhoon fighter jets stationed in Romania have been dispatched, on Thursday, to intercept a Russian bomber flying over the Black Sea, according to the British Royal Air Force.

The aircrafts were sent to discourage the Russian bomber from entering NATO airspace, with no incidents being recorded.

“Typhoon fighter jets stationed in Romania have been dispatched as a reaction to the presence of a Suhoi Su-24 FENCER Russian aircraft near NATO airspace, above the Black Sea”, the RAF announced in a statement.

The British fighter jets were scrambled from the Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base in Constanta county and have returned back to base safely, according to the RAF.