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Fri Apr 25, 2014, 04:39 AM

Tu-95 bombers: Brits scramble jets after Russian bombers approach

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Source: CS Monitor

Dutch, British, and Danish jets scrambled Wednesday afternoon after a pair of Russian bombers approached their airspace over the North Sea.

The Dutch ministry identified the planes as two Russian TU-95 Bears and said it had launched two F-16s from Volkel air force base to intercept them. The Russian jets were escorted by aircraft from the three NATO members until they departed.

"That's why we scrambled, that's why the Danish scrambled and the English scrambled, to ensure they fly out of our air space," said Maj. Wilko Ter Horst.

Anders Fridberg, spokesman for the Danish Defense Command, said the Russian planes came in from the north.

"We just followed them and just turned back when we reached Germany," he said.

The Dutch ministry statement said such incidents have occurred before, citing one from March 21 and another from Sept. 10 last year.

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/2014/0424/Tu-95-bombers-Brits-scramble-jets-after-Russian-bombers-approach

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Fri Apr 25, 2014, 04:56 AM

1. I can't help but be

 

struck by how Putin seems to be behaving just like that clown in Nevada. He seems to be provoking a violent response hoping NATO will overreach so he can claim victimhood. I hope Nato is as smart as President Obama was and doesn't rise to the bait.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Fri Apr 25, 2014, 05:07 AM

2. Sounds like it is time to recommission the Lightning

"A Lightning flying at optimum climb profile would reach 36,000 ft in under three minutes." It could scare the pilots of the U2 and topped out in excess of 88,000 ft


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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Fri Apr 25, 2014, 05:18 AM

3. Lighting radars or, as it were, influencing the jury pool?

"Perhaps Peace should be one of your National Interests"

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Fri Apr 25, 2014, 06:57 AM

4. Locking, sorry, but this is a duplicate. Please continue discussion and post updates here:

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