Russian bombers flying near Plymouth gathered ‘valuable intelligence’

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RUSSIAN bombers which were caught flying close to the Cornish coast are likely to have gathered “valuable intelligence”, senior military figures have warned.

The two long-range Russian “Bear” planes – which are capable of carrying nuclear missiles– were intercepted by RAF jets in UK airspace in February.

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Russia has intelligence on UK nuclear weapons – putting us at risk of ATTACK, say experts

RUSSIA is likely to have gathered “valuable intelligence” on Britain’s nuclear programme which could put us at risk of attack, senior RAF officials have warned.

This has given opportunities for “intruders” which could “prejudice the security and effectiveness” of Trident, they said.

In a letter to a newspaper, the officers wrote: “The need to reintroduce Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) into the British frontline is now widely recognised.

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