Britain Scrambles Romania-Based Jets to Intercept Russian Plane

July 26, 2018 Updated: July 26, 2018

LONDON—Britain’s Royal Air Force said on Thursday Typhoons based in Romania were scrambled in response to Russian aircraft operating near NATO airspace over the Black Sea.

Operating from the Romanian Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base near Constanta on the Black Sea coast, the two Typhoon jets responded to the suspected bomber aircraft heading west toward NATO airspace, the RAF said in a statement.

Two Eurofighter Typhoons at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire, England in this file photo. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

It said the Russian aircraft did not enter NATO airspace and that the Typhoons patrolled the skies for a short period as a deterrent before returning to base.

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