Apparently, the Russians have been doing quite a bit of this over the past year. “People may be surprised to know our crews have successfully scrambled to intercept Russian aircraft on more than 20 occasions since the start of 2009,” said RAF Wing Commander Mark Gorringe. The Russian bombers turned around just short of the coast of Ireland.
Scary to think that everyone’s put Russian Military operations into that ‘not too serious’ category. Just think, 20 years ago, this would have been front page news.