RNLAF F-16s And Luftwaffe F-4s Versus Russian Bears

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Two Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) F-16s yesterday intercepted two Russian Tu-95 Bear bombers which were flying in airspace under Dutch responsibility without identifying themselves.

Dutch Ministry of Defense photo

Air Operations Control Station Nieuw Milligen sent the F-16s from Volkel air base to visually identify the Bears and escort them out of their airspace, together with two Luftwaffe F-4F Phantom IIs. Afterwards, the British Royal Air Force took over the escort duties.

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