Sunday, 23 September, 2018

United States stealth fighters intercepted Russian bombers near the western coast of Alaska

Самолёты ВВС США перехватили российские бомбардировщики у берегов Аляски US Air Force stealth fighter jets intercept 2 Russian nuclear-capable bombers off Alaska coast
Leonard Rios | 12 May, 2018, 23:15

Russia's state-run news agency TASS said the USA jets did not come within "100 metres" of the Russian aircraft.

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

Russian bombers entered identification zone air defense of the United States US Fighters intercepted Russian military airplanes near the Western coast of Alaska.

According to the statement, the Russian bombers never entered U.S. airspace and were escorted by the USA stealth fighters until they left the Identification Zone.

F-22 fighters, stationed in Alaska, visibly inhibited and recognized the Russian bombers until they left the recognition zone.

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Around 10 a.m. ET, two Alaska-based NORAD F-22 fighters intercepted and identified the Russian bombers, spokesperson Canadian Army Maj.

The intercept was first reported by the Washington Free Beacon.

Earlier this month, a Russian fighter jet buzzed a U.S.

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

It is the first incident of the kind since USA jets intercepted Russian aircraft over a year ago on May 3, 2017. Separately, Saturday marked the 60th anniversary of the founding of NORAD, the command that monitors all air activity emanating from within and outside North American airspace.

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