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.