Published: Sat, May 12, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

US fighter jets intercept 2 Russian bombers

US fighter jets intercept 2 Russian bombers

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

The aircraft were intercepted and monitored until they left the airspace near the Aleutian Islands.

The strategy by the 2 Tupolev Tu-95 Russian "Bear" plane marked the primary time in simply over a 12 months that Russian bombers had flown that near US territory.

The two Russian TU-95 "Bear" long-range bombers were intercepted and escorted out of the ADIZ - an airspace that extends about 200 miles from the coastline - by two NORAD F-22 fighter jets, NORAD spokesperson Canadian Army Major Andrew Hennessy said in the statement.

The statement said the Russian jets were "intercepted and monitored" but never entered USA airspace.

A pair of US Air Force stealth fighter jets have intercepted two Russian nuclear-capable bombers in global airspace off the coast of Alaska, a spokesman for the North American Aeorospace Defence Command (NORAD) said.

The intercept was first reported by the Washington Free Beacon. Navy reconnaissance plane in the Baltic Sea.

The last time Russian bombers flew so close to Alaska was May 3, 2017, officials told Fox News. The Russian bombers never entered United States airspace, the spokesman for the North American Aerospace Defense Command told CNN.

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

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