Bears Play Double Dutch With NATO Fighters

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Two Russian Tu-95 Bear H bombers were intercepted by British, Danish and Dutch fighters this afternoon.

Dutch Ministry of Defense archive photo

The Bears were first intercepted and escorted by a couple of Royal Danish Air Force F-16s until they entered the Dutch area of responsibility and two Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) F-16s took over. After leaving the Dutch area of responsibility, the Bear couple was escorted by British Royal Air Force Eurofighters.

The Russian bombers then returned to the Dutch area of responsibility and were again escorted by the RNLAF F-16s. The Bears left the Dutch area of responsibility and the RAF Eurofighters escorted them one last time.

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