Britain scrambled Typhoon fighters twice in two days in the Baltic to intercept Russian aircraft, the defence ministry said. Britain took over the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission from the German Air Force last month. The RAF operates alongside its NATO allies to deter Russian aggression and assure NATO allies as part of the UK's 'collective defence' agreement. He said: 'On 14 May my flight of QRA Typhoons were scrambled on a Baltic Air Policing Mission tasked to intercept and identify an unknown aircraft. 'Flying alongside the Russian aircraft at a safe distance, myself and my wingman [a United States Airforce Lt Col], ensured that the Russian aircraft were safely escorted around Estonian airspace.
Source: Daily Mail May 16, 2019 15:23 UTC