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Tuesday, February 03, 2015

UK-Russia Tension Escalates After Reported Nuclear Missile In Intercepted Russian Bomber

Tu-95 BearThe Russian bomber jet intercepted over the English Channel last week had reportedly carried nuclear missiles designed to target Trident submarines. Royal Air Force fighter planes were scrambled after the UK detected two Russian TU-95 bombers flying over the Channel.

British Prime Minister David Cameron and Defence Secretary Michael Fallon were informed after it was confirmed that the Russian plane’s nuclear payload was detected by a Norwegian military listening post, reports.

The information was also shared with the Ministry of Defence. According to ministry sources, one of the Russian bombers was carting at least one “nuclear warhead-carrying missile” designed to seek and destroy a Vanguard submarine.

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