RAF TYPHOONS SCRAMBLED FOR FIFTH TIME ON NATO AIR POLICING MISSION

***Image has been cropped and enhanced from original*** Image shows a Russian MIDAS aircraft intercepted by RAF Typhoons based at Siauliai Air Base for Op AZOTIZE, on 1st Jul 2020. The Il-78 MIDAS (RF-94290) is an air to air refuelling platform. 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 has been cropped and enhanced from original*** Image shows a Russian MIDAS aircraft intercepted by RAF Typhoons based at Siauliai Air Base for Op AZOTIZE, on 1st Jul 2020. The Il-78 MIDAS (RF-94290) is an air to air refuelling platform. 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 MIDAS aircraft intercepted by RAF Typhoons based at Siauliai Air Base for Op AZOTIZE, on 1st Jul 2020. The Il-78 MIDAS (RF-94290) is an air to air refuelling platform.

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 has been cropped and enhanced from original***  Image shows a Russian MIDAS aircraft intercepted by RAF Typhoons based at Siauliai Air Base for Op AZOTIZE, on 1st Jul 2020. The Il-78 MIDAS (RF-94290) is an air to air refuelling platform.  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 has been cropped and enhanced from original***
Image shows a Russian MIDAS aircraft intercepted by RAF Typhoons based at Siauliai Air Base for Op AZOTIZE, on 1st Jul 2020. The Il-78 MIDAS (RF-94290) is an air to air refuelling platform.
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 has been cropped and enhanced from original***
Image shows a Russian MIDAS aircraft intercepted by RAF Typhoons based at Siauliai Air Base for Op AZOTIZE, on 1st Jul 2020. The Il-78 MIDAS (RF-94290) is an air to air refuelling platform.
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 has been cropped and enhanced from original***
Image shows a Russian MIDAS aircraft intercepted by RAF Typhoons based at Siauliai Air Base for Op AZOTIZE, on 1st Jul 2020. The Il-78 MIDAS (RF-94290) is an air to air refuelling platform.
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 MIDAS aircraft intercepted by RAF Typhoons based at Siauliai Air Base for Op AZOTIZE, on 1st Jul 2020. The Il-78 MIDAS (RF-94290) is an air to air refuelling platform.
***Image has been cropped and enhanced from original***
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 has been cropped and enhanced from original***
Image shows a Russian MIDAS aircraft intercepted by RAF Typhoons based at Siauliai Air Base for Op AZOTIZE, on 1st Jul 2020. The Il-78 MIDAS (RF-94290) is an air to air refuelling platform.
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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