Two Russian Tu-160 bombers in the UK airspace stay 4 hours
This British Ministry of Defense released on March 24 photo shows a Russian Tu-160 heavy bombers (on) encountered in Northern Ireland over the coast of British Royal Air Force’s “Tornado-F3″ fighter (below) to intercept.
LONDON, March 25 (Reporter Guo Rui) British Sky TV 25 reported that two Russian Tu-160 bombers has entered British airspace and British aircraft took off quickly to track and intercept the Russian planes to stay four hours before he left.
The two supersonic bomber capable of carrying nuclear weapons in the UK over the emergence of the Outer Hebrides, the British Royal Air Force 111 Squadron of the two “Tornado-F3″ fighter jets scrambled to track north Russian bombers flying along the coast of Ireland. Russian machine then turn north, flying out of British airspace.
111 British Royal Air Force squadron commander Gelin Qi said that this happened is not surprising, since early 2009, the British Air Force fighter no less than 20 successful intercept Russian military aircraft entered British airspace.
British Ministry of Defense to comment on the news that there is no indication that two Russian bombers are interested in entering the airspace of the United Kingdom.
Tu-160 is a heavy bomber, with a carrying capacity and flight speed and quickness. It is the late deployment of the former Soviet Union, the Russian Air Force currently has at least 16 such models of aircraft in service.
as of press time reporter, Russia has yet to respond to the incident.