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U.S. stealth fighters intercepted Russian bombers near the western coast of Alaska

U.S. stealth fighters intercepted Russian bombers near the western coast of Alaska

Tu-95 were in the zone of identification of air defense.

Two separate defense officials reached by Fox News said the Russian bombers came within 55 miles of Alaska's west coast.

According to CNN reports, us military confirmed the escort in a statement, saying two Alaska-based F-22 fighters "intercepted and visually identified the Russian bombers". The officers requested anonymity as a result of they weren't approved to debate that portion of the intercept.

The US Northern Command reportedly said that Russian nuclear forces dispatched the two strategic bombers Tu-95 Bear bombers into the 200-mile Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the Bering Sea near the Alaska coast.

The U.S. statement also said that the Russian aircraft never entered U.S. airspace.

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Earlier, the USA jets intercepted Russia's aircraft on May 3, 2017.

Saturday marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of NORAD, a joint US-Canadian command charged with aerospace warning and control for North America.

Russia regularly tests the patience and nerve of its rivals by flying near or through enemy airspace and it is just the latest examples of belligerent Russian activity in recent weeks.

In December 2017, two U.S. F-33 Stealth fighter jets fired warning flares after Russian Su-25 jets entered an agreed deconfliction area in Syrian airspace.


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