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Hi all,


I would like to know if Britain does combat air patrols or wether they just do intercepts.


Anyone know???


Regards, wellsprop.

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every country today mostly relies on alert aircraft, scrambled for intercept as needed. This posture is supplemented when needed, based on some event or potential threat, with airborne CAP by pretty much every country.


so the answer would be - it depends.......


We launch airborne CAP, for example, when Russian LRA is operating in the Arctic, when the President moves, when the UN GA opens with lots of heads of state, G-8 summit, Olympics, etc.


I suspect a similar posture is in place in the UK, but will watch for one of our UK guys to chime in here.

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