US Air Force fighter plane UU Intercepts two Russian bombers off the coast of Alaska for the SECOND time in two weeks
- Two Russian "bear" bombers Tu-95 were intercepted by the US Air Force. UU
- Military officials said the planes were sighted just before 10 p.m. On tuesday night
- The planes were intercepted near Alaska and along with two Russian fighter jets
The United States Air Force said on Wednesday that two of its fighter jets intercepted two Russian bombers near Alaska.
According to the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), the Russian bombers Tu-95 & # 39; bear & # 39; They were seen shortly before 10 pm on Tuesday night.
The bombers were intercepted west of the mainland of Alaska and were accompanied by two Soviet fighter planes Su-35 & # 39; flanker & # 39;
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An F-22 Air Force fighter intercepts one of the Russian Tu-95 bombers (top right) near Alaska on Tuesday
The officials said that "at no time did the aircraft enter the sovereign airspace of the United States or Canada."
"The country is no longer a sanctuary and the ability to dissuade and overcome threats to our citizens, vital infrastructure and national institutions begins with detecting, tracking and positively identifying aircraft of interest that approach US and Canadian airspace," Commander General NORAD Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy said.
The incident on Tuesday is the second that occurs during the month of September.
According to the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), the Russian bombers Tu-95 & # 39; bear & # 39; They were seen shortly before 10 pm on Tuesday night. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation published the video of two bombers Tu-95 & # 39; Bear & # 39; that took off from an air base
The incident on Tuesday is the second that occurs during the month of September. In the photo is a Russian fighter plane
The first interception took place on September 1 when another pair of Russian bombers flew near Alaska.
Those planes were also intercepted by F-22 fighter jets after crossing the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone south of the Aleutian Islands.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation posted a video of two bombers Tu-95 & # 39; Bear & # 39; and a pair of fighter jets taking off from an air base in eastern Russia.