Luftwaffe Scrambles to Intercept Russian Aircraft, Second Time Today

As this publication reported earlier this morning, the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) scrambled aircraft to intercept a Russian Tu-134/CRUSTY and An-12/CUB D.

The Luftwaffe has announced that German aircraft and Finnish aircraft have scrambled again to intercept an IL-20/COOT and an AN-12/CUB D. It is not currently clear if this is the same An-12 that was intercepted earlier today. However, the addition of the IL-20/COOT which is clearly an ISR-fitted aircraft is novel.