Russian bombers were intercepted near Alaska

Russian bombers intercepted near Alaska

Russian bombers intercepted near Alaska

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Two US F-22 "Raptor" fighter jets intercepted two Russian TU-ninety five bombers on Tuesday, per an announcement launched by North American Aerospace Protection Portray.The Russian bombers "intercepted west of mainland Alaska had been accompanied by two Russian SU-35 "Flanker" fighter jets", NORAD talked about in an announcement issued Wednesday.

They did not fly into USA or Canadian airspace.

A previous interception of bombers occurring on September 1 involved bombers without any Russian fighter jet escorts, CNN noted. The zone extends about 200 miles off the Alaskan coast, and is mostly in worldwide airspace.

Two U.S. F-22 Raptor fighters met them in global airspace west of Alaska around 10 p.m. Tuesday, NORAD said.

It was not the first time such an incident has happened.

The Tu-95 "Bear" bombers and a pair of Su-35 "Flanker" fighters - advanced aircraft that entered the Russian arsenal in 2014 - were discovered in worldwide airspace west of Alaska at about 10 p.m. Tuesday, NORAD said in a statement Wednesday.

Spanish and NATO Air Force Lieutenant General Ruben Garcia Servery said: "We have seen aircraft coming to our borders without flight plans, without any kind of controls". A pair of Russian bombers was caught flying in the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ).

Officials said the "at no time did the aircraft enter the United States or Canadian sovereign airspace".

Terrance O'Shaughnessy says radar, satellites and fighter jets are used to identify aircraft and determine appropriate responses.

The FAA warns foreign aircraft doing so that they may be intercepted by fighter jets, during which time they are asked to establish radio contact and follow instructions.

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