A new surveillance mission of a RAF Boeing RC-135W (reg. ZZ665) was carried out this afternoon over the Black Sea.
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. ZK362 – callsign PSYCHO61/62) have escorted the aircraft over the Black Sea.
While the RC-135W took off from RAF Waddington, 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.
The entire mission is carried out while the aerial surveillance was provided by an Italian Air Force Gulfstream E.550 CAEW (reg. MM62293 – callsign PERSO71) departed from Pratica di Mare AB.
In thea rea is operating also an USAF Northrop Grumman RQ-4B (reg. 10-2045 – callsign FORTE10)