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    Russian bombers in the skies over Bournemouth: RAF jets scramble to intercept intrude

    Russian bombers in the skies over Bournemouth: RAF jets scramble to intercept intruders



    British war planes were yesterday scrambled to intercept two Russian bombers capable of carrying nuclear missiles as they flew south of Bournemouth.
    Typhoon jets on high alert were dispatched from two RAF bases and flew alongside the long-range Russian Bear aircraft until they were out of the region.
    Last night experts said Vladimir Putin’s move to send planes capable of carrying cruise missiles so close to British shores could be seen as an act of aggression.

    They said the manoeuvre in the English Channel could have been designed to ‘probe the RAF speed of reaction’ – raising fears that the Russians were looking for weaknesses in the British fighter force.
    Within seconds of the bombers deviating from their usual flight path, the British quick reaction alert (QRA) jets were scrambled.
    A defence source said the RAF always ‘maintains the highest level of readiness’, just as in the days of Battle of Britain.
    The Typhoons were dispatched from RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland and RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire. They were so close to the Russian planes – roughly 1,000ft away – that they could signal to the pilots.
    A QRA is launched to intercept aircraft that cannot be identified by any other means. In this case, the Russians would either not have filed a flight plan, not transmitted a recognisable surveillance radar code, or failed to talk to air traffic control.
    Elizabeth Quintana, of defence think-tank the Royal United Services Institute, said: ‘This case is very unusual. Normally Russian Bears come past Norway and down the North Sea. It could have been used to probe the RAF speed of reaction south.’
    In a reference to the inquiry into the poisoning of former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko in London, she said: ‘Flying any military aircraft in or close to the sovereign airspace of another country signals displeasure or at worst aggression.’
    While the bombers were in international airspace, they were deviating from a standard route.


    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...intruders.html

    These fookers are cruisin' for a bruisin'...


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    I hope the escort jet flew close and gave them the finger...

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    It was Putin who ordered Litvinenko's murder.

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    ^So I've heard...Saw an interesting documentary on that Russian rat, Pope Putin...

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    Fast response that,
    thought no great loss if the Russians had bombed Bournemouth .
    (nor faggot heavy Brighton, just down the coast,)

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    ^Now, there's a new twist...

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    International airspace.

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    I know the US is still using the B52 which is older than I am, but this Russian rig looks like something from WWII.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue View Post
    Fast response that,
    thought no great loss if the Russians had bombed Bournemouth .
    (nor faggot heavy Brighton, just down the coast,)
    That is something Russia deserves credit for. They are one of the few Caucasian societies that reject homosexuality and perversion.

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    Pope Putin is gay, didn't you hear?...

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    No different to the west teasing the Russians. http://theaviationist.com/2015/01/23...rcept-poaf-p3/

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    Quote Originally Posted by wackyjacky View Post
    I know the US is still using the B52 which is older than I am, but this Russian rig looks like something from WWII.
    I guess they figured it wasn't worth getting out the TU 160 for this scare run. These TU 160's are no slouch. And they have all been modernized.

    The Tupolev Tu-160 (Russian: Туполев Ту-160, NATO reporting name: Blackjack) is a supersonic, variable-sweep wing heavy strategic bomber designed by the Tupolev Design Bureau in the Soviet Union. Although several civil and military transport aircraft are larger in overall dimensions, the Tu-160 is the world's largest combat aircraft, largest supersonic aircraft and largest variable-sweep aircraft built


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    Quote Originally Posted by BaitongBoy View Post
    Pope Putin is gay, didn't you hear?...
    He is a proud heterosexual. A queer doesn't react this way in front of a young topless woman.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Markus View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BaitongBoy View Post
    Pope Putin is gay, didn't you hear?...
    He is a proud heterosexual. A queer doesn't react this way in front of a young topless woman.

    The guy to his right on the other hand......

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    Two thumbs up.

    27 similar events last year so really no big splash.

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    John Wick and Russian Puppy killers and big planes flying over a shit-tip, I'm kacking my pants!

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    Russian air activity across Europe is surging: three more formations intercepted today.
    As reported yesterday, on Oct. 28, the German Air Force Eurofighter jets on QRA (Quick Reaction Alert) to provide NATO Baltic Air Policing were scrambled to intercept 2x MiG-31 Foxhound, 2x Su-34 Fullback, 1x Su-27 Flanker and 2x Su-24 Fencer jets over the Baltic Sea.

    The following day, Oct. 29, three large packages of Russian planes skirting NATO “airspace” were detected and monitored by aircraft on QRA (Quick Reaction Alert) in both northern Europe and Turkey.

    “These sizable Russian flights represent an unusual level of air activity over European airspace,” said NATO in an official statement.

    At approximately 3:00 a.m. CET NATO radars detected and tracked eight Russian aircraft flying in formation over the North Sea, in international airspace.

    The Royal Norwegian Air Force scrambled its F-16s in QRA that intercepted and identified the Russian aircraft as four Tu-95 Bear H strategic bombers and four Il-78 tanker aircraft.

    In what can be seen as a “show of force”, two of the Russian strategic bombers flew parallel to the Norwegian coast, heading to the south-west and were intercepted by Eurofighter Typhoon jets scrambled by the Royal Air Force (whereas the remaining 6 Russian Air Force planes returned towards Russia).

    West of Portugal the two Bears were intercepted by F-16s from the Portuguese Air Force.

    According to NATO, “The bomber and tanker aircraft from Russia did not file flight plans or maintain radio contact with civilian air traffic control authorities and they were not using on-board transponders. This poses a potential risk to civil aviation as civilian air traffic control cannot detect these aircraft or ensure there is no interference with civilian air traffic.”

    Later on the same day, whilst the Tu-95 returned towards Russia, NATO radars detected and tracked four Russian aircraft flying over the Black Sea in international air space: 2 Tu-95 Bear-H bombers and 2 Su-27 Flanker fighter jets.

    Turkish Air Force F-16s were scrambled and intercepted the Russian aircraft in international airspace.

    During the afternoon of Oct. 29 October, NATO radars detected and tracked 7 Russian planes over the Baltics (needless to say, in international airspace): 2x MiG-31 Foxhound, 2x Su-34 Fullback, 1x Su-27 Flanker and 2x Su-24 Fencer jets (these were probably the very same aircraft intercepted on Oct. 28).

    Portuguese F-16 Fighters assigned to the Baltic Air Policing Mission were scrambled from Šiauliai, Lithuania. It’s unclear whether they reached the package or not; anyway, the Russian Air Force planes returned to Russia’s airspace.
    Image credit: UK MoD / Crown Copy
    http://theaviationist.com/2014/10/29...worrying-nato/
    Seems they have an agenda.
    http://theaviationist.com/2015/01/23...rcept-poaf-p3/


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    FYI: Smeg (whose PM function is no longer operative) lives near Bournemouth.

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    ^ Please send accurate GPS coordinates to: Ivor Biggunski, Voyenno-Vozdushnye Sily Rossii, Moscow.

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    [quote=Koojo;2948748]
    Russian air activity across Europe is surging: three more formations intercepted today.
    As reported yesterday, on Oct. 28, the German Air Force Eurofighter jets on QRA (Quick Reaction Alert) to provide NATO Baltic Air Policing were scrambled to intercept 2x MiG-31 Foxhound, 2x Su-34 Fullback,
    The SU 34 Fullback is a state of the art piece of machinery.


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    [QUOTE=Markus;2948797]
    Quote Originally Posted by Koojo View Post
    Russian air activity across Europe is surging: three more formations intercepted today.
    As reported yesterday, on Oct. 28, the German Air Force Eurofighter jets on QRA (Quick Reaction Alert) to provide NATO Baltic Air Policing were scrambled to intercept 2x MiG-31 Foxhound, 2x Su-34 Fullback,
    The SU 34 Fullback is a state of the art piece of machinery.

    That thing's fucking MASSIVE!

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    Don't the Russians know that the population of Bournemouth is mainly white pensioners with a few Polish care workers . There are no brown women and children to bomb there Vlad old man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang
    Russian bombers in the skies over Bournemouth: RAF jets scramble to intercept intrude


    Missed opportunity; should have blown the fuker out of the air to let Boris know he is not welcome; cheeky Russian cnuts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koojo View Post
    Russian air activity across Europe is surging: three more formations intercepted today.
    As reported yesterday, on Oct. 28, the German Air Force Eurofighter jets on QRA (Quick Reaction Alert) to provide NATO Baltic Air Policing were scrambled to intercept 2x MiG-31 Foxhound, 2x Su-34 Fullback, 1x Su-27 Flanker and 2x Su-24 Fencer jets over the Baltic Sea.

    The following day, Oct. 29, three large packages of Russian planes skirting NATO “airspace” were detected and monitored by aircraft on QRA (Quick Reaction Alert) in both northern Europe and Turkey.

    “These sizable Russian flights represent an unusual level of air activity over European airspace,” said NATO in an official statement.

    At approximately 3:00 a.m. CET NATO radars detected and tracked eight Russian aircraft flying in formation over the North Sea, in international airspace.

    The Royal Norwegian Air Force scrambled its F-16s in QRA that intercepted and identified the Russian aircraft as four Tu-95 Bear H strategic bombers and four Il-78 tanker aircraft.

    In what can be seen as a “show of force”, two of the Russian strategic bombers flew parallel to the Norwegian coast, heading to the south-west and were intercepted by Eurofighter Typhoon jets scrambled by the Royal Air Force (whereas the remaining 6 Russian Air Force planes returned towards Russia).

    West of Portugal the two Bears were intercepted by F-16s from the Portuguese Air Force.

    According to NATO, “The bomber and tanker aircraft from Russia did not file flight plans or maintain radio contact with civilian air traffic control authorities and they were not using on-board transponders. This poses a potential risk to civil aviation as civilian air traffic control cannot detect these aircraft or ensure there is no interference with civilian air traffic.”

    Later on the same day, whilst the Tu-95 returned towards Russia, NATO radars detected and tracked four Russian aircraft flying over the Black Sea in international air space: 2 Tu-95 Bear-H bombers and 2 Su-27 Flanker fighter jets.

    Turkish Air Force F-16s were scrambled and intercepted the Russian aircraft in international airspace.

    During the afternoon of Oct. 29 October, NATO radars detected and tracked 7 Russian planes over the Baltics (needless to say, in international airspace): 2x MiG-31 Foxhound, 2x Su-34 Fullback, 1x Su-27 Flanker and 2x Su-24 Fencer jets (these were probably the very same aircraft intercepted on Oct. 28).

    Portuguese F-16 Fighters assigned to the Baltic Air Policing Mission were scrambled from Šiauliai, Lithuania. It’s unclear whether they reached the package or not; anyway, the Russian Air Force planes returned to Russia’s airspace.
    Image credit: UK MoD / Crown Copy
    http://theaviationist.com/2014/10/29...worrying-nato/
    Seems they have an agenda.
    http://theaviationist.com/2015/01/23...rcept-poaf-p3/

    That video is fake.


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