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RAF Typhoon jets scrambled above Scotland after squawking ‘quick reaction alert’

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The aircraft took off from RAF Lossiemouth using the 1307 squawk code, meaning NATO air policing. Aircraft and satellite tracker SkyScanWorld said it is possibly a practice operation involving a Dassault Falcon with tanker support from an RAF Airbus Voyager.

The jets were seen crossing northern Scotland towards the Outer Hebrides on Tuesday.

SkyScanWorld tweeted that it is possibly linked to a German Air Force Eurofighter which took off from Laage Air Base and was spotted near Poland’s Baltic Sea coast.

It comes after a huge military jet was seen crusing across the UK last Thursday.

The massive RAF C-17A Globemaster III set off from RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire before flying in a series of circles around Temple on Bodmin Moor.

 

It is capable of transporting 100,000lb (45,360kg) of weight while flying higher than 35,000ft.

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