A Russian fighter jet Su-27 intercepted four UK military aircraft, including two fighters, over the Black Sea, the Russian Defense Ministry's National Defense Control Centre (NDCC) said on Oct. 6.
Russian airspace control systems detected four air targets approaching the Russian border over waters of the Black Sea, the NDCC said. This led the Russian Armed Forces to dispatch a Su-27 fighter.
"The crew of the Russian fighter identified the air targets as the Royal Air Force's strategic reconnaissance aircraft RC-135, two Typhoon fighters, and refueling aircraft KS-3, and escorted them over the Black Sea," Sputnik quoted the NDCC as saying.
The Russian Armed Forces detect dozens of foreign jets that are engaged in reconnaissance activities close to Russia’s airspace every week, according to reports.