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Two Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) F-16s scrambled yesterday from Volkel air base to intercept two Russian Tu-95 Bear bombers flying close to Dutch airspace without identifying themselves.

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Guided by Air Operations Control Station Nieuw Milligen, the F-16s did not actually intercept the Tu-95s as they did not enter Dutch airspace, so the mission was aborted.

The last interception of Russian Bears by the RNLAF was by two F-16s scrambled from Leeuwarden air base on 21 March 2013.

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