Royal Air Force

UK Typhoon Eurofighters intercept Russian Tu-142 aircraft near Britain's airspace; Sukhoi Su-30s, Tu-95 nuclear bombers near Estonia

RAF Typhoons deployed on NATO Baltic Air Policing intercepted a Russian Tu-95 Bear bomber, heading west close to Estonian airspace. The Bear bomber was later in the flight accompanied by two Russian Su-30 Flanker fighters.


Aug 12, 2019, 12:16 PM IST

UK Typhoon Eurofighters intercept 5 Russian warplanes including Sukhoi Su-27B jets, TU-142 Bear Bomber near Estonia

The RAF Typhoon Eurofighters were scrambled on Monday to intercept a Russian Antonov AN-26 Curl transport aircraft and then later in the day a Russian TU-142 Bear Bomber and two Su-27B fighters were tracked following which the Typhoons were once again tasked with escorting aircraft.

Aug 07, 2019, 14:56 PM IST

RAF Typhoon fighters intercept Russian IL-76 military plane near Estonia

According to an RAF press release on the incident, the Typhoons are operating from Amari Air Base on a routine NATO mission in partnership with Estonia. In the last couple of months, the Typhoons have also been called in to intercept Russian fighter jets including Sukhoi Su-30s and Su-27s.

Jul 31, 2019, 11:09 AM IST

Air India Mumbai-Newark flight escorted by RAF Eurofighter Typhoons following bomb threat

The flight was AI 191 travelling from Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) to Newark in the United States of America. 

Jun 27, 2019, 15:40 PM IST

Russian Sukhoi Su-27 fighters, military transport planes intercepted twice in 24 hours by UK RAF Eurofighter Typhoons near Estonia

In the first interceot the Typhoon escorted a Russian military Antonov An-12 transport aircraft on June 25 and a few hours later on the same day, the Euofighters were once again airborne after two Russian Sukhoi Su-27 fighters and one Ilyushin IL-22 (Coot B) military transport aircraft were spotted. On June 14 and 15, RAF Typhoon jets on QRA had intercepted Russian Sukhoi Su-30 fighter aircraft flying to the north of Estonia twice.

Jun 27, 2019, 14:11 PM IST

RAF F-35s take part in first operational missions, UK calls it 'historic moment'

According to the UK Ministry of Defence, the F-35B Lightning II jets carried out more than 14 armed reconnaissance missions over Iraq and Syria but did not carry out any airstrikes.

Jun 25, 2019, 17:13 PM IST

Sonic boom, unruly woman onboard Jet2 plane and 2 RAF Typhoon fighters: How an 'explosion' spooked UK

Residents in Harlow, Epping, Chelmsford and Stansted heard a "loud explosion" on Saturday evening.

Jun 23, 2019, 14:27 PM IST

UK RAF Eurofighter Typhoon jets intercept Russian Sukhoi Su-30 fighters near Estonian airspace

According to the Royal Air Force, its Typhoon fighters based at Estonia's Ämari Air Base have intercepted Russian aircraft eight times since taking over the Baltic Air Policing mission on May 3, 2019. On June 15 too RFA jets had intercepted a Russian Sukhoi Su-30 fighter and an Ilyushin IL-76 Candid transport aircraft.

Jun 21, 2019, 14:09 PM IST

British planes scramble to intercept suspected Russian jets

Britain routinely monitors Russian warplanes near UK airspace and Royal Air Force (RAF) fighters intercepted jets flying over the North Sea last month.

Oct 31, 2018, 20:05 PM IST

Royal Family celebrates Royal Air Force's 100th Anniversary

This was an opportunity to meet RAF veterans, serving personnel and their families.

Jul 11, 2018, 23:21 PM IST

Britain's deadly Tornado GR4s join Syria strikes: A factfile on Royal Air Force jets

The Tornados are set to retire in 2019 after four decades of service

Apr 15, 2018, 11:21 AM IST

RAF crew write 'love from Manchester' on bomb for ISIS: report

A photograph, which has been widely shared on social media, showed the message "love from Manchester" on a Paveway IV bomb loaded on a British jet carrying out air strikes from Royal Air Force (RAF) Akrotiri in Cyprus, The Telegraph reported.

May 28, 2017, 20:34 PM IST

PIA flight from Lahore diverted from Heathrow landing

A Pakistan International Airlines flight en route to London from Lahore was on Tuesday diverted away from landing at one of UK's busiest and largest Heathrow airport because of a "disruptive passenger" on board.

Feb 08, 2017, 00:20 AM IST

Britain's Royal Air Force acrobatic team 'Red Arrows' to perform at Air Force Day

The Royal Air Force`s world-renowned acrobatic team, Red Arrows, will be performing at the (Indian) Air Force Day on October 8, the British High Commission said.

Oct 04, 2016, 23:39 PM IST

Britain scrambles Air Force jets to intercept Russian bombers

Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon jets were scrambled on Wednesday to intercept two Russian bombers heading towards UK airspace.

Feb 18, 2016, 00:45 AM IST

Britain joins the war against Islamic State, carries out first air strikes in Syria

Royal Air Force Tornados conducted the air strikes.

Dec 03, 2015, 10:19 AM IST

Migrants at British base in Cyprus claim asylum

Some of the 114 migrants who arrived recently by boat at a British airbase in Cyprus have asked for asylum, the British military said on Saturday, but their fate remains in limbo.

Oct 24, 2015, 21:22 PM IST

British Air Force commander claims ISIS on 'path to defeat'

Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF) commander who is leading the country's aerial war against the dreaded Islamic State militant group has claimed that the terror outfit is "on the path to defeat".

Sep 27, 2015, 19:23 PM IST

Britain kills IS fighters in Syria for first time

 A Royal Air Force (RAF) drone last month killed a British jihadist in Syria who was planning attacks on Britain, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday.

Sep 08, 2015, 00:33 AM IST

Queen Elizabeth's husband loses patience with photographer

 Queen Elizabeth II's 94-year-old husband Prince Philip was caught on camera losing patience with a photographer during events to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

Jul 11, 2015, 18:38 PM IST