Two RAF Typhoon jets have been scrambled from the Lossiemouth base in Scotland on an urgent mission, according to reports.
An Airbus Voyager KC3 tanker was also scrambled from Brize Norton airbase and is heading north.
The aircraft were dispatched on a Quick Alert Response, according to Air Live.
It is not yet known why the jets were scrambled
In February RAF fighters were scrambled to monitor two Russian bombers which passed near UK airspace this morning.
The Tupolev TU-160 Blackjack bombers were in the UK’s ‘area of interest’ but did not enter British territorial airspace, the RAF said at the time.
More to follow…
Officials are expected to release a statement on the situation soon with the tanker aircraft currently said to be flying in a holding pattern off the Fraserburgh coast in Aberdeenshire.