USA stealth fighters intercept Russian bombers off the coast of Alaska

USA stealth fighters intercept Russian bombers off the coast of Alaska

USA stealth fighters intercept Russian bombers off the coast of Alaska

The Russian long-range bombers on Friday flew into the Air Defence Identification Zone, which extends approximately 321 km off Alaska's western coast, CNN reported.

Two separate defense officials reached by Fox News said the Russian bombers came within 55 miles of Alaska's west coast.

The Russian Defense Ministry stated that US F-22 fighter jets had been escorting Russian long-range aircraft for 40 minutes without approaching them closer than 100 meters.

The strategy by the 2 Tupolev Tu-95 Russian "Bear" plane marked the primary time in simply over a 12 months that Russian bombers had flown that near US territory.

Two US jets intercepted a pair of Russian bombers in global airspace off the coast of Alaska early Friday morning, according to a statement from NORAD.


U.S. F-22 stealth fighters intercepted two bombers off the coast of Alaska on Friday, according to the North American Aerospace Defense Command.

Two US fighter jets intercept yesterday two Russian bombers flying in an worldwide airspace, off the coast of Alaska. Navy reconnaissance plane in the Baltic Sea.

It is the first incident of the kind since U.S. jets intercepted Russian aircraft over a year ago on May 3, 2017. The Russian Sukhoi Su-27 jet came within 20 feet of the American P-8 in worldwide airspace.

The jets never entered USA airspace, according to the report, and turned back after passing the Aleutian Islands.

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