RAF TYPHOONS INTERCEPT RUSSIAN MILITARY FORMATION OVER THE BALTIC SEA

Image shows a Russian IL-38 May and SU-27 Flanker B aircraft in Baltic Sea area during an intercept by RAF Typhoons of No. 6 Squadron on Op AZOTIZE on 30th July 2020. RAF Typhoons are currently deployed Siauliai Air Base in Lithuania as part of 135 Expeditionary Air Wing for Op AZOTIZE. Op AZOTIZE is the UK's contribution to the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission ensuring the security of the skies above Lithuania the other Baltic States. RAF Typhoons of No.6 Squadron, from RAF Lossiemouth, are working alongside a detachment of Spanish F-18 fighters of Ejercito Del Aire. Pilot: Sqn Ldr Metcalfe
Image shows a Russian IL-38 May and SU-27 Flanker B aircraft in Baltic Sea area during an intercept by RAF Typhoons of No. 6 Squadron on Op AZOTIZE on 30th July 2020. RAF Typhoons are currently deployed Siauliai Air Base in Lithuania as part of 135 Expeditionary Air Wing for Op AZOTIZE. Op AZOTIZE is the UK's contribution to the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission ensuring the security of the skies above Lithuania the other Baltic States. RAF Typhoons of No.6 Squadron, from RAF Lossiemouth, are working alongside a detachment of Spanish F-18 fighters of Ejercito Del Aire. Pilot: Sqn Ldr Metcalfe

Image shows a Russian IL-38 May and SU-27 Flanker B aircraft in Baltic Sea area during an intercept by RAF Typhoons of No. 6 Squadron on Op AZOTIZE on 30th July 2020.

RAF Typhoons are currently deployed Siauliai Air Base in Lithuania as part of 135 Expeditionary Air Wing for Op AZOTIZE.

Op AZOTIZE is the UK’s contribution to the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission ensuring the security of the skies above Lithuania the other Baltic States. RAF Typhoons of No.6 Squadron, from RAF Lossiemouth, are working alongside a detachment of Spanish F-18 fighters of Ejercito Del Aire.

Pilot: Sqn Ldr Metcalfe

Image shows RAF Typhoons and German Air Force Eurofighters working together at Siauliai Air Base, 20th Jul 2020. The RAF have 135 Expeditionary Air Wing deployed to Lithuania for Op AZOTIZE and have welcomed their German partners for an interoperability exchange. During the exchange they will be able to conduct flying sorties as well as working together on the ground.   Op AZOTIZE is the UK's contribution to the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission ensuring the security of the skies above Lithuania the other Baltic States. RAF Typhoons of No.6 Squadron, from RAF Lossiemouth, are working alongside a detachment of Spanish F-18 fighters of Ejercito Del Aire.
Image shows RAF Typhoons and German Air Force Eurofighters working together at Siauliai Air Base, 20th Jul 2020. The RAF have 135 Expeditionary Air Wing deployed to Lithuania for Op AZOTIZE and have welcomed their German partners for an interoperability exchange. During the exchange they will be able to conduct flying sorties as well as working together on the ground.
Op AZOTIZE is the UK’s contribution to the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission ensuring the security of the skies above Lithuania the other Baltic States. RAF Typhoons of No.6 Squadron, from RAF Lossiemouth, are working alongside a detachment of Spanish F-18 fighters of Ejercito Del Aire.

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Image shows His Excellency President Gitanas Nauseda of Lithuania addressing the press and media following his visit to the RAF at Siauliai Air Base, 28th Jul 2020. The President had met with the Spanish and German Air Force detachments as well as 135 Expeditionary Air Wing who are currently deployed on Op AZOTIZE. He then spoke to the press infront of an RAF Typhoon FGR4.
Op AZOTIZE is the UK’s contribution to the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission ensuring the security of the skies above Lithuania the other Baltic States. RAF Typhoons of No.6 Squadron, from RAF Lossiemouth, are working alongside a detachment of Spanish F-18 fighters of Ejercito Del Aire.

RAF Typhoons of No. 6 Squadron, operating from Siauliai Air Base on Op AZOTIZE, spotted a Russian Navy Submarine in the Baltic Sea whilst repsonding on a quick reaction alert scramble on the 30th July 2020.
Op AZOTIZE is the UK’s contribution to the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission ensuring the security of the skies above Lithuania the other Baltic States. RAF Typhoons of No.6 Squadron, from RAF Lossiemouth, are working alongside a detachment of Spanish F-18 fighters of Ejercito Del Aire.

Image shows a Russian IL-38 May reconaissance aircraft in Baltic Sea area during an intercept by RAF Typhoons from No. 6 Squadron on Op AZOTIZE on 30th July 2020.
RAF Typhoons are currently deployed Siauliai Air Base in Lithuania as part of 135 Expeditionary Air Wing for Op AZOTIZE.
Op AZOTIZE is the UK’s contribution to the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission ensuring the security of the skies above Lithuania the other Baltic States. RAF Typhoons of No.6 Squadron, from RAF Lossiemouth, are working alongside a detachment of Spanish F-18 fighters of Ejercito Del Aire.

Image shows a Russian IL-38 May and SU-27 Flanker B aircraft in Baltic Sea area during an intercept by RAF Typhoons of No. 6 Squadron on Op AZOTIZE on 30th July 2020.
RAF Typhoons are currently deployed Siauliai Air Base in Lithuania as part of 135 Expeditionary Air Wing for Op AZOTIZE.
Op AZOTIZE is the UK’s contribution to the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission ensuring the security of the skies above Lithuania the other Baltic States. RAF Typhoons of No.6 Squadron, from RAF Lossiemouth, are working alongside a detachment of Spanish F-18 fighters of Ejercito Del Aire.
Pilot: Sqn Ldr Metcalfe

Image shows an intercept of a Russian IL-38 May and SU-27 Flanker B aircraft in Baltic Sea area by a RAF Typhoon of No. 6 Squadron on Op AZOTIZE on 30th July 2020.
RAF Typhoons are currently deployed Siauliai Air Base in Lithuania as part of 135 Expeditionary Air Wing for Op AZOTIZE.
Op AZOTIZE is the UK’s contribution to the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission ensuring the security of the skies above Lithuania the other Baltic States. RAF Typhoons of No.6 Squadron, from RAF Lossiemouth, are working alongside a detachment of Spanish F-18 fighters of Ejercito Del Aire.

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