Russian Bombers Intercepted By US F-22 Fighters Near Alaska — USNORTHCOM

US Air Force stealth fighter jets intercept 2 Russian nuclear-capable bombers off Alaska coast

The Air Defense Identification Zone extends for about 200 miles (322 kilometers) from the coastline, mostly in global airspace.

U.S. F-22 stealth fighters intercepted two bombers off the coast of Alaska on Friday, according to the North American Aerospace Defense Command.

According to authorities, the interception occurred in global airspace near the West coast of Alaska North of the Aleutian Islands. At no time did the bombers enter North American sovereign airspace, said the NORAD spokesman, Canadian Army Maj.

The us military has revealed some details of the interception of Russian long-range bombers, which were identified by two F-22 fighter jets over the waters of the Bering sea.

Friday's incident comes just over a month after a U.S. Navy P-8 surveillance plane was intercepted in an "unprofessional" manner by a Russian Su-27 fighter jet over the Baltic Sea in early March.

The Washington Free Beacon, a conservative news website, first reported the intercept.

The Russian aircraft were monitored by the F-22s until the bombers left the ADIZ along the Aleutian Islands.

"The Aerospace Forces' Tu-95MS strategic missile carriers and the Navy's Tu-142 anti-submarine aircraft have conducted routine flights over the global waters of the Arctic Ocean, the Bering Sea and the Sea of Okhotsk", the statement reads.

The final time Russian bombers flew as near Alaska was Could 3, 2017, officers advised Fox Information.

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