A new surveillance mission of a RAF Boeing RC-135W (reg. ZZ664) 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/ZK351– 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. ZZ330), which also took off from Cyprus.
Meanwhile an USNavy Lockheed EP-3E (reg. 159893), departed from Souda Bay AB, made a surveillance mission orbiting over eastern Romania.