Tension as United States fighter jets intercept Russian bombers

Tension as United States fighter jets intercept Russian bombers

Tension as United States fighter jets intercept Russian bombers

Two US fighter jets intercept yesterday two Russian bombers flying in an worldwide airspace, off the coast of Alaska.

No unusual activity related to the encounter was reported and there were no communications between the F-22s and bombers.

The Russian bombers reportedly came within 55 miles of Alaska's west coast, north of the Aleutian Islands, but remained in global airspace.

A pair of U.S. Air Drive stealth fighter jets intercepted two Russian nuclear-capable bombers Friday morning off the coast of Alaska, a spokesman for NORAD (North American Aeorospace Protection Command) advised Fox Information.

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Accompanied by MiG-31 and Su-35 fighters, the Russian jets flew over the neutral waters of the Arctic Ocean, the Bering Sea and the Sea of Okhotsk and conducted re-fueling in the air, the ministry's spokesman Igor Konashenkov said. The officials requested anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss that portion of the intercept.

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.

It is reported that the USA air force have intercepted the Russian Tu-95 bombers, which were in the zone of identification of air defense.

This writes CNN referring to the command of the aerospace defense of North America. The Russian Sukhoi Su-27 jet came within 20 feet of the American P-8 Poseidon in global airspace.

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