This force is drawn in turn from NATO partners and is ready to respond at any time to potential threats and to intercept aircraft straying towards NATO airspace
During exercise Icelandic Air Surveillance 2019, Airmen from the 480th Fighter Squadron, Spangdahlem Air Base, worked to establish air surveillance and interception coverage over Keflavik AB, Iceland, to maintain the integrity of the NATO airspace
, July 29-Aug.
She said a Russian Tu-214 aircraft, escorted by two Russian Su-27 fighter airplanes, was tracked over the Baltic Sea near NATO airspace
in the early afternoon on 13 August.
The Lossiemouth Typhoons handed the escort over to Finnish and Swedish QRA aircraft, but were then asked to return to maintain the escort of the TU-142 as it passed close to Nato airspace
The Typhoons were launched from RAF Lossiemouth yesterday afternoon after the Russian planes entered Nato airspace
over the North Sea.
The cadets were also granted rare access to the subterranean Control and Reporting Centre (CRC), where RAF personnel use sophisticated computer systems and advanced radar and communications technology to provide real-time awareness around the clock of aircraft within UK and NATO airspace
, controlling and directing responses to threats.
Allied Air Command, through its Combined Air Operations Centre at Uedem, can exploit this enhanced Air Policing capability flexibly to safeguard NATO airspace
in the region and to conduct training activities with Host Nation, Allied and Partner assets.
21, British Typhoon jets taking off from Romania's Mihail Kogaliceanu air base near Constanta on the Black Sea Coast intercepted two Russian Su-30 jets claiming their way to NATO airspace
, which is Romania.
On Thursday, RAF stated that its fighters "interrupted" a Russian aircraft which was allegedly on its way towards NATO airspace
in the Black Sea.
RAF Typhoon fighters have been scrambled twice in two weeks to intercept Russian aircraft approaching Nato airspace
over the Black Sea.
Squadron Leader Paul Hanson, a Typhoon pilot based at RAF Coningsby, Lincs, said: "The Typhoons are no stranger to the Baltics, we have conducted air policing to secure Nato airspace
in the region a number of times.
The recent flyovers in NATO airspace
occurred on Feb.