Russia's Tupolev Tu-95 aircraft were escorted by two F-22 jets of the US Air Force at some section of the route, which did not approach them closer than 100 meters, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Igor Konashenkov told reporters on Saturday. The latest bomber incursion reportedly seems to be part of a pattern of Russian nuclear coercion aimed at the United States.
Two separate protection officers reached by Fox Information stated the Russian bombers got here inside 55 miles of Alaska's west coast. The officials requested anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss that portion of the intercept.
Two US fighter jets intercept yesterday two Russian bombers flying in an worldwide airspace, off the coast of Alaska.
The long-range Tupelev Tu-95 bombers were "intercepted and visually identified" 11 May morning by a pair of F-22 Raptors as the Russian aircraft flew just north of Alaska's Aleutian islands, said Canadian Army Maj Andrew Hennessy, of NORAD public affairs.
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The Washington Free Beacon, a conservative news website, first reported the intercept.
A clash of some sort occurred off the coast of Alaska when two USA fighter jets intercepted two Russian bombers in its worldwide airspace.
Earlier this month, a Russian fighter jet buzzed a U.S. Navy reconnaissance aircraft within the Baltic Sea.
Earlier, on 29 January, the US Navy released video of a Russian Su-27 intercepting a US EP-3 Aries surveillance plane in global airspace over the Black Sea.