US Air Force intercepts 2 Russian bombers near Alaska




Washington – The Pentagon confirmed Monday that two Russian TU-95 Bear bombers were intercepted in airspace off the coast of Alaska by two US F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft.

The Air Force detected the Russian aircraft after they flew into the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone. They scrambled them away safely and professionally. It occurred about 100 miles from Kodiak Island.

Officials stated that there was no cockpit-to-cockpit radio communication between the two countries.

“Right now we are not getting along with Russia at all. We may be at an all-time low in terms of relationship with Russia,” Trump said at a White House news conference last week.

The US NORAD jets that conducted the intercept saw its first attack combat on ISIS in Syria in late 2014. According to the Air Force’s fact sheet for the Raptor, the F-22 cannot be matched by any other fighter aircraft.

 

 

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