Russian bombers BUZZ Alaska - US fighter jets SCRAMBLED for emergency intercept

Russian bombers BUZZ Alaska - US fighter jets SCRAMBLED for emergency intercept

Two separate protection officers reached by Fox Information stated the Russian bombers got here inside 55 miles of Alaska's west coast.

Russian bombers TU-95 and TU-142 were escorted by two F-22 fighter jets in global airspace for 40 minutes, the RIA news agency cited the Russian Defense Ministry as saying on Saturday.

Two U.S. fighter jets intercepted two Russian bombers flying near the western coast of Alaska on Friday, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) said in a statement.

Earlier this month, a Russian fighter jet buzzed a U.S.

The U.S. F-22 fighters escorted the Russian aircraft for 40 minutes and kept a distance of over 100 meters, he said in a statement. Russian aircraft did not enter the U.S. airspace, according to CNN, which cited the statement.

The Russian TU-95 Bears were in global airspace, but had flown into the Air Defense Identification Zone, which extends about 200 miles off Alaska's western coast, CNN reported. Navy reconnaissance plane in the Baltic Sea.

Separately, Saturday marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of NORAD, the command that monitors all air activity emanating from within and outside North American airspace.

It is the first incident of the kind since United States jets intercepted Russian aircraft over a year ago on May 3, 2017.

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