U.S. fighter jets intercept Russian bombers in Alaska
May 14 2018
The Air Defense Identification Zone extends for about 200 miles (322 kilometers) from the coastline, mostly in global airspace.
Two US fighter jets intercept yesterday two Russian bombers flying in an global airspace, off the coast of Alaska.
It is reported that the USA air force have intercepted the Russian Tu-95 bombers, which were in the zone of identification of air defense. In January, a Russian Russian Su-27 came within 1.5 meters of a U.S. Navy surveillance plane while it was flying in worldwide airspace over the Black Sea.
The Russian long-range bombers flew into the Air Defense Identification Zone, which extends approximately 200 miles off Alaska's western coast.
A pair of USA fighter jets intercepted two TU-95 bombers, similar to the one pictured here, Friday morning off the Alaskan coast.
According to the statement, the Russian bombers never entered United States airspace and were escorted by the U.S. stealth fighters until they left the Identification Zone.
Two F-22 fighter jets from the third Wing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, conduct strategy coaching, on this U.S. Air Drive image taken March 24, 2016. The Russian Sukhoi Su-27 jet got here inside 20 ft of the American P-Eight in worldwide airspace.