A Russian Tupolev Tu-95 bomber is intercepted by a Royal Air Force Typhoon fighter before approaching too close to British airspace in August 2007.
A Russian Tupolev Tu-95 bomber is intercepted by a Royal Air Force Typhoon fighter before approaching too close to British airspace in August 2007. Handout / MCT
A Russian Tupolev Tu-95 bomber is intercepted by a Royal Air Force Typhoon fighter before approaching too close to British airspace in August 2007. Handout / MCT

U.S. scrambled jets as Russian bomber neared carrier

February 12, 2008 12:08 AM