How RAF Jets Would Shoot Down Hostile Aircraft

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Sky News gains unprecedented access to the RAF pilots responsible for protecting Britain’s skies from terrorist threats.

Ready to respond at a moment’s notice, the Quick Reaction Alert crews based at RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire, fly Eurofighter Typhoon jets.

They are armed with short and medium range missiles, and are ready to shoot down hostile aircraft as soon as they receive the command.

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  1. This is awesome and all but I have one question: how does the intercepting aircraft know what frequency the other plane is on? I can see a bit of a problem if one plane is on frequency a and the other is on frequency b. Is there a frequent they turn to should something like this happen?

  2. There's something so cool about hearing 'scramble scramble scramble' and seeing the RAF pilots sprint to their aircraft. Like a throwback to the Battle of Britain. Typhoon is cool but I'd love it they were spitfires l. They should send up the Battle of Britain memorial flight for less dangerous or German intruders

  3. Back inthe day, if RAFG QRA kites scrambled. It was moments before the end of the world because we had hydrogen bombs on our's and they had the same. It was a one-way trip for the aircrew. And a little less sure for those left on the ground.

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