Russian SU-24 Fencer over Black Sea 170821 CREDIT RAF
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RAF scrambles to intercept Russian fighter over Black Sea

A Russian SU-24 Fencer aircraft was shadowed by the RAF's Quick Reaction Alert force as it flew through international airspace.

Russian SU-24 Fencer over Black Sea 170821 CREDIT RAF

Royal Air Force Typhoons have intercepted a Russian fighter jet over the Black Sea.

The Russian SU-24 Fencer aircraft was shadowed by the RAF's Quick Reaction Alert force as it flew through international airspace.

121 Expeditionary Air Wing has been flying Typhoon jets in the region around Romania for the last four months as part of Operation Biloxi.

It is the name of the RAF's contribution to NATO's air policing mission.

Watch: The RAF crews policing NATO's skies against Russian aggression.

Cover image: Russian SU-24 Fencer over the Black Sea (Picture: RAF).