Russian bombers fly near Alaska coast, US military says

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(Worthy News) - Four nuclear-capable Russian bombers and two Russian fighter jets were intercepted off the west coast of Alaska by U.S. aircraft, American military officials said Monday.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) said in a statement that its early warning system identified the four Tupolev Tu-95 bombers and two Su-35 fighters entering the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone, but noted that the Russian aircraft never entered American or Canadian airspace.

The statement said two of the Russian bombers initially were intercepted by one pair of F-22 fighter jets, while another pair of F-22s intercepted the other two bombers and the Su-35s later on. Further details of the encounter were not provided. [ Source: Fox News (Read More...) ]

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1 thought on “Russian bombers fly near Alaska coast, US military says”

  1. Russian bombers have been nicking the DEW line for decades, since even before I was in the Air Force as a radar tech. This is nothing new. They come, we scramble, they wave to each other.

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