British fighter jets flew out to “intercept” the Russian Tu-142

British Typhoon fighters were flying to “intercept” and escort a couple of Russian long-range patrol anti-submarine Tu-142 aircraft over the North Sea. This was reported by the Royal Air Force on April 29.

Russian planes flew in international airspace over the Norwegian and North Seas, not entering British airspace.

“The Royal Air Force and our allies continue to ensure that Russian military flights do not pose a threat to NATO or British airspace,” said Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Mike Wigston.