a href=”http://bp1.blogger.com/_RRbP6fpJWAc/RkRHQZY6K2I/AAAAAAAAADQ/-c0O5wOLYmE/s1600-h/laun.jpg”img id=”BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5063250228090121058″ style=”FLOAT: left; MARGIN: 0px 10px 10px 0px; CURSOR: hand” alt=”” src=”http://bp1.blogger.com/_RRbP6fpJWAc/RkRHQZY6K2I/AAAAAAAAADQ/-c0O5wOLYmE/s320/laun.jpg” border=”0″ //abr /divTornado F3 jets from RAF Leuchars in Fife were sent to intercept two Russian aircraft spotted observing a Royal Navy exercise, it has emerged.br /The jets were scrambled after the foreign planes were detected by radar in the skies over the Outer Hebrides.br /They were identified as Russian Bear Foxtrot planes, commonly seen by RAF pilots during the Cold War.br /The Russian aircraft were escorted from the area by the RAF who said no radio contact took place between the pilots.br /A spokesman for the RAF refused to say when exactly the incident took place but revealed it had lasted no longer than 15 to 20 minutes.br /An international live firing exercise, named Operation Neptune Warrior and involving 14 countries, was carried out in the area between 22 April and 3 May.br /During the exercise 14 destroyers and frigates, submarines and patrol boats were engaged in collective training. /div

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