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 Britain’s northeastern coast.
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.’
It comes less than a week after fighter jets were scrambled from a base in northern Scotland to monitor two Russian Blackjacks on Friday.
A refuelling tanker called The Voyager was also deployed from an RAF station in Brize Norton in Oxfordshire. More to follow.
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