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Dutch F-16s intercept Russian bombers over Netherlands

Two F16’s from the Dutch Royal Air Force have intercepted two Russian bombers over the North Sea on Tuesday, according to a spokesperson for the Air Force.

The two Russian aircraft type TU-95 MS (Bear) were for some time monitored by the Dutch aircraft and eventually flew away.

It is the second time in more than one month that Russian long range bombers are flying in European airspace.
On the night of 15th September, British, Danish and German aircraft came in action because of two Russian aircraft.

Tuesday first Danish and British aircraft came in action before the Dutch fighter jets took off from the airbase Leeuwarden of the so-called Quick Reaction Alert (QRA).