0822z: RAF Voyager ZZ334 departed from RAF Brize Norton with callsign 'Four November Kilo Six Six' (4NK66) and NATO policing squawk 1321. Although it's callsign was showing as MAD715 on most tracking sites.
4NK66 routed direct to Lossiemouth at FL280 and established a hold over Wick to wait for the Typhoons scrambling out of Lossiemouth.
0945z: 4NK66 exited the holding pattern and headed south east with the two Typhoons.
1024z: Belgian QRA F-16s FA-92 & FA-128 LH01 & 02 scrambled from Florennes.
1043z: French QRA airborne C-135FR 472 MARCOTTE28 with MAGMA flight.
1053z: Two RuAF bombers in international airspace over the North Sea between Denmark & The Netherlands.
1055z: LH01 & 02 intercept the two RuAF bombers and identify them as Tu-160 Blackjacks, at this point they're heading 290 degrees East to West in the middle of the North Sea between FL270 and FL280.
1100z (Approx): Belgian Air Force identified both aircraft as Russian Air Force Tu-160 Blackjacks.
Lead aircraft FL270 - callsign 87410 - RF-94102 / 02
Trail aircraft FL280 - callsign 87411 - RF-94104 / 05
1101z: RAF Typhoos take over shadowing the two bombers as the Belgian F-16s break off south and divert to Leeuwarden for fuel.
1106z: RuAF bombers turn right heading 335 degrees block FL270-FL280 off the East coast of the UK in international airspace shadowed by the two Typhoons.
1123z: RAF E3CF ZH104 NATO36/MAGIC86 departed Waddington and starts to control the QRA group.
1125z-1143z: Typhoos call the headings back to the RAF ground station 'Hotspur' as 335 degrees, 340 degrees, 360 degrees, 005 degrees, 040 degrees then 360 degrees as the two bombers head up the East coast and towards the Norwegian Sea.
1144z: Mission called off
Approximate routing of 2x RUAF Tu-160s callsigns 87410 & 87411
1500z: RAF Voyager 4NK66 lands back at Brize Norton.
Royal Air Force:
"We can confirm that Quick Reaction Alert Typhoon aircraft from RAF Lossiemouth scrambled to monitor two Blackjack bombers approaching the UK area of interest. The Russian aircraft were initially monitored by a variety of friendly nation fighters and subsequently intercepted by the RAF in the North Sea. At no point did the Russian aircraft enter sovereign UK airspace."