01:54 GMT27 January 2021
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    Moscow has still not confirmed the presence of its aircraft above the Norwegian Sea, while the Royal Air Force hasn't confirmed intercepting them.

    Several aviation enthusiasts on Twitter, monitoring their radars, have reported that two Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoons have taken off from Lossiemouth Air Base in Scotland on October 27 on a Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) to intercept two Russian Tu-160s (NATO reporting name — Blackjack) heading south-west over the Norwegian Sea. Further reports suggested that an RAF Voyager air-to-air refueling tanker has been scrambled from Brize Norton to team up with the Typhoons.

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    Another aviation enthusiast's Twitter account has suggested that a P8 Poseidon may also join RAF Typhoons.

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    Neither the British, nor Russian Ministries of Defense have commented on the reports so far. This is not the first time that the RAF scrambles to intercept Russian aircraft, despite the fact that they remain over international waters.


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