US Air Drive jets intercept 2 Russian bombers off Alaska coast

US Air Drive jets intercept 2 Russian bombers off Alaska coast

American F-22 fighter jets intercepted two Russian Tu-95 bomber off the coast of Alaska.

The last such intercept of Russian aircraft by U.S. jets took place on May 3, 2017.

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. The officials requested anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss that portion of the intercept.

The F-22s monitored the Russian plane till the bombers left the ADIZ alongside the Aleutian Islands, heading west.

According to the report, the nuclear-capable Russian bombers allegedly strayed into the North American Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ), which covers an area stretching roughly 200 miles off the western coast of Alaska.

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At no time during the incident did the Russian bombers enter North American sovereign airspace, Hennessy said.

Russian bombers TU-95 and TU-142 were escorted by two F-22 fighter jets in global airspace for 40 minutes, the RIA news agency cited the Russian Defense Ministry as saying on Saturday.

This writes CNN referring to the command of the aerospace defense of North America.

The last time Russian bombers flew so close to Alaska was May 3, 2017, officials told Fox News.

Friday's incident comes just over a month after a U.S. Navy P-8 surveillance plane was intercepted in an "unprofessional" manner by a Russian Su-27 fighter jet over the Baltic Sea in early March.

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