Russian Bombers Intercepted Off US Coast

Hugh Fox
May 12, 2018

The U.S. jets on Friday did not get closer then 100 meters to the Russian ones, according to Reuters.

Two US fighter jets have intercepted two Russian bombers in worldwide airspace off the coast of Alaska.

Two Russian TU-95 planes, nicknamed "Bear bombers", were intercepted by US F-22 fighter jets after they flew into the Air Defense Identification Zone, an area stretching 200 miles off the coast of Alaksa.

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Two Russian bombers were intercepted by United States stealth fighters in global airspace off the coast of Alaska on Friday.

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

The intercept was first reported by the Washington Free Beacon.

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Encounters between Russian warplanes and USA fighter planes have become more frequent in recent years, as Russia seeks to make a display of its military strength. Navy reconnaissance plane in the Baltic Sea. At no time did the bombers enter North American sovereign airspace, stated the NORAD spokesman, Canadian Military Maj.

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

Two F-22 fighter jets from the third Wing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, conduct strategy coaching, on this U.S. Air Drive image taken March 24, 2016.

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