American fighter jets have Monday off the coast of Alaska, four bombers and two fighter jets of the Russian air force intercepted.
The Pentagon considers the appearance of the Russian aircraft in what the Americans the Air Defense Identification Zone as the delivery of a signal. This zone is part of the international airspace.
The zone in which the American F-22’s, the Russians intercepted stretches for about 320 kilometers off the coast of Alaska. The Russians appeared with the four Tupolev Tu-95 (codenamed ‘Bear’), which are also regularly above the Sea popping up. The bombers, a nuclear weapon can throw off, were escorted by two Sukhoi Su-35’s, reports the American luchtruimcommando NORAD.
Moscow and Washington are the last time at odds on a range of geopolitical issues, including Iran. According to NORAD take patrols of the Russian air force along the coast of the United States and Canada over the past time strong.
NORAD fighters have intercepted Russian bombers+fighters entering Alaskan ADIZ May 20. 2x Tu-95s were intercepted by 2x F-22s; a second group of 2x Tu-95+2x Su-35 was intercepted later by 2 more F-22’s; NORAD E-3 provided overall surveillance. The aircraft remained in int’l airspace
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‘Highly visible message’
“It’s going to be a very visible message that the capacities of Russia should demonstrate”, says the commander of NORAD in a statement. “Also, the Russians new crews to train for missions against the U.S. and its NATO ally Canada.”
In January, two Russian Tu-160 bombers (‘Blackjacks’) is intercepted in the Canadian identificatiezone.
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