F-22s Intercept Pair of Russian Bombers West of Alaska

Leroy Wright
May 13, 2018

A Russian Tupolev Tu-95 turboprop-powered strategic bomber flies above the Kremlin in Moscow, on May 7, 2015, during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade.

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

Russian long-range combers got into the Air Defense Identification Zone which extends for around 200 miles from Alaska's western coast.

A clash of some sort occurred off the coast of Alaska when two USA fighter jets intercepted two Russian bombers in its worldwide airspace.

The Cold War-era Russian bombers, which date to the 1950s, were intercepted by U.S. Air Force F-22 stealth fighter jets about 10 a.m. EDT.

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Two F-22 United States fighters intercepted two Russian TU-95 long-range bombers in the Air Defense Identification Zone around the western coast of Alaska on Friday. After intercepting American planes watched the Tu-95 until they left identification zone in the Western direction. At no time did the bombers enter North American sovereign airspace.

And in August NATO jets were scrambled to intercept Russian jets flying over Europe, buzzing Estonian territory.

That incident, in which Russian aircraft came within 20 feet of the Navy surveillance plane, was criticized by a U.S. Navy spokeswoman lat month.

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

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

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