RAF fighter jets scrambled to as Russian aircraft 'fly towards UK air space'

RAF fighter jets were scrambled after a Russian aircraft was spotted heading towards Britain today.

The quick-reaction Typhoons took to the skies after the military plane rapidly closed in on UK airspace.

An RAF spokesperson told the Sun Online: “We can confirm that RAF Quick Reaction Alert Typhoon aircraft were launched today from RAF Lossiemouth and RAF Coningsby.

“This was a routine response to Russian aircraft approaching UK air space and was coordinated with several other NATO allies.”

Just two weeks ago the RAF were called into action after one of Vladimir Putin's aircraft was seen heading towards the Shetland Isles,

A voyager aircraft and two Typhoon fighter jets were sent out to intercept a jet thought to be a Russian TU-95 'Bear' bomber to the west of the Scots island.

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