US F-22 fighter jets intercept Russian bombers shut to Alaska

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On Sept. 1, F-22s intercepted two Russian bombers that crossed into the Alaska Air Defense Identification Zone south of the Aleutian Islands.

The US military said on September 11 two Russian Tupolev Tu-95 nuclear-capable bombers flew close to the west coast of Alaska.

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The state-run Russian news agency TASS reported Wednesday that Tu-95 bombers practiced launching strategic nuclear cruise missiles that destroyed ground targets at a training base in Buryatia, a region of Russia north of Mongolia.

Then again, right through that earlier intercept, the Russian Tu-95s had been now not escorted by Russian fighter jets.Two Russian Tu-ninety five bombers had been also intercepted by F-22's off the wing of Alaska in Can also, nearly a 365 days after the last encounter of this model.

The Russian aircraft did not violate the borders of the United States of America and Canada. "The identification and monitoring of aircraft entering a US or Canadian Air Defense identification Zone demonstrates how NORAD executes its aerospace warning and aerospace control missions for the United States and Canada". O'Shaughnessy, commander of NORAD, said in a statement.

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"NORAD employs a layered defense network of radars, satellites, as well as fighters to identify aircraft and determine the appropriate response", he added. The identification and monitoring of aircraft entering a USA or Canadian Air Defense Identification Zone demonstrates how NORAD executes its aerospace warning and aerospace control missions for the United States and Canada.

The FAA warns foreign aircraft doing so that they may be intercepted by fighter jets, during which time they are asked to establish radio contact and follow instructions.

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