US Fighters have Intercepted Two Russian Strategic Bombers near Alaska

  • US Fighters have Intercepted Two Russian Strategic Bombers near Alaska

US Fighters have Intercepted Two Russian Strategic Bombers near Alaska

According to CNN reports, us military confirmed the escort in a statement, saying two Alaska-based F-22 fighters "intercepted and visually identified the Russian bombers".

The Air Defense Identification Zone extends for about 200 miles (322 kilometers) from the coastline, mostly in global airspace.

The Russian aircraft were "intercepted and monitored by the F-22s until the bombers left the ADIZ along the Aleutian Island chain heading west" and never entered United States airspace, according to the statement.

Two American F-22 fighter jets intercepted them, with the Russians never flying into USA airspace.

A pair of US fighter jets intercepted two TU-95 bombers, similar to the one pictured here, Friday morning off the Alaskan coast.

Russian nuclear forces dispatch two strategic bombers into the air defense zone near Alaska on Friday and the aircraft were intercepted by American F-22 jets, the U.S. Northern Command said.

The Russian TU-95 Bears were in global airspace, but had flown into the Air Defense Identification Zone, which extends about 200 miles off Alaska's western coast, CNN reported. At no time did the bombers enter North American sovereign airspace, stated the NORAD spokesman, Canadian Military Maj.

The intercept was first reported by the Washington Free Beacon. Navy reconnaissance plane in the Baltic Sea.

No unusual activity related to the encounter was reported and there were no communications between the F-22s and bombers.

The final time Russian bombers flew as near Alaska was Could 3, 2017, officers advised Fox Information.