New RAF Black Sea mission

A new surveillance mission of a RAF Boeing RC-135W (reg. ZZ665) is underway. The aircraft has departed from RAF Waddington.

After what happened on 29 September (an RAF RC-135 was intercepted by Russian fighters who fired a missile by mistake) two RAF Eurofigther FGR.4s (reg. ZK351, ZK362 – callsign PSYCHO61/62) are escorting the aircraft over the Black Sea.

While the RC-135W took off from the UK, the two Typhoons departed from RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus, and carried out an in-flight refuelling over Romania with the help of an RAF tanker, an Airbus KC.2 (reg. ZZ343), which also took off from Cyprus.

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