US Fighters have Intercepted Two Russian Strategic Bombers near Alaska

12 May, 2018, 23:14 | Author: Donnie King
  • Самолёты ВВС США перехватили российские бомбардировщики у берегов Аляски

The U.S. F-22 fighters escorted the Russian aircraft for 40 minutes and kept a distance of over 100 meters, he said in a statement.

The two TU-95 "Bear" bombers were flying to the Air Defense Identification Zone, about 322 km off the Alaska West Coast, about 10 am (local time), according to a statement in the CNN of Major Canadian Army representative (NAADC), Andrew Hennessy, of the Canadian Army.

Earlier this month, a Russian fighter jet buzzed a U.S. The officers requested anonymity as a result of they weren't approved to debate that portion of the intercept.

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




CNN reports U.S. F-22s intercepted Russian bombers in a similar incident near Alaska in May 2017.

The us military has revealed some details of the interception of Russian long-range bombers, which were identified by two F-22 fighter jets over the waters of the Bering sea. The Russian bombers never entered USA airspace, the spokesman for the North American Aerospace Defense Command told CNN.

The Russian long-range bombers flew into the Air Defense Identification Zone, which extends approximately 200 miles off Alaska's western coast.

The incident marks the latest in a series of encounters between Russian and American jets.

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