US Fighters have Intercepted Two Russian Strategic Bombers near Alaska

Two F-22 fighter jets from the 3rd Wing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Alaska conduct approach training in this U.S. Air Force

Scott Miller, representing the North American Command aerospace forces (NORAD), said that identifying and subsequent interception of bombers model Tu-95 is necessitated by the occurrence aircraft in the area of responsibility of NORAD.

A clash of some sort occurred off the coast of Alaska when two US fighter jets intercepted two Russian bombers in its worldwide airspace. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

Two F-22 United States fighters intercepted two Russian TU-95 long-range bombers in the Air Defense Identification Zone around the western coast of Alaska on Friday.

According to authorities, the interception occurred in worldwide airspace near the West coast of Alaska North of the Aleutian Islands.

There have also been encounters in European airspace between Russian warplanes and military aircraft of members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance.

Russian Federation also has increased its naval presence in the Mediterranean, Black Sea, and other areas.


That incident, in which Russian aircraft came within 20 feet of the Navy surveillance plane, was criticized by a U.S. Navy spokeswoman lat month.

Russian Federation has increased its military presence in the area since it annexed Crimea in 2014.

Tensions between Russian Federation and the United States and its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies are running at levels not seen since the Cold War.

Accompanied by MiG-31 and Su-35 fighters, the Russian jets flew over the neutral waters of the Arctic Ocean, the Bering Sea and the Sea of Okhotsk and conducted re-fueling in the air, the ministry's spokesman Igor Konashenkov said.

Such incidents have added tension to Russia's relationship with the West, which has been severely strained by Moscow's takeover of Crimea, its support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, and its alleged meddling in the US election in 2016, among other things.

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