Britain scrambles jets after detecting unidentified aircraft

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Britain scrambled fighter jets on Wednesday after detecting unidentified aircraft approaching its airspace, the defense ministry said.

“Quick reaction alert Typhoon fighters from RAF Lossiemouth, supported by a voyager tanker from RAF Brieze Norton, have been launched against unidentified aircraft approaching the UK area of interest,” a Ministry of Defense spokesman said.

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“We will not be offering any additional detail on this ongoing operation until complete.”

Sky News reported that the aircraft had been detected north of Scotland.

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