By Mark T Connor •
Published: 03 Jul 2020 • 12:40
RAF 1 refuelling fighter jets. Pic: Fotor
The Voyager aircraft is primarily used as a refuelling station for fighter jets and other aircraft, but earlier this year the dual purpose plane was subject to a bit of controversy when the PM had her repainted in the colours you see in the picture at a cost of £900,000, €997,000, the craft is also kitted out inside with luxury first class, and economy cabins for dignitaries and press core.
The aircraft also has a military role in refuelling jets while in the air.
The Voyager aircraft was supporting Typhoons scrambled from RAF Lossiemouth in Moray in the QRA off the Western Isles.
RAF Typhoon jets were scrambled from Lossiemouth as the Russian Tu-142 ‘Bear-F’ aircraft were approaching.
The Russian aircraft stayed in international airspace over the North Sea.
However, the RAF said they were flying within the UK’s “area of interest.”
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At least the fighters won’t have any problem finding it….
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