Over the past week, NATO aircraft have intercepted a total of 22 Russian aircraft in the Baltic Sea alone. A record 250 intercepts have occurred this year.
The British Royal Air Force is preparing to retire some 77 percent of its fighter fleet, bringing its inventory down to the lowest level since its founding.
The Royal Air Force commemorated the start of the Battle of Britain, flying Supermarine Spitfires, Hawker Hurricanes and Eurofighter Typhoons over London.
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