Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Russian Long-Range Bombers Fly Close To Alaska Again

FOX News: Russian bombers again fly near Alaska

For the second consecutive night, Russia flew two long-range bombers off the coast of Alaska on Tuesday, this time coming within 36 miles of the mainland while flying north of the Aleutian Islands, two U.S. officials told Fox News.

The two nuclear-capable Tu-95H bombers were spotted by U.S. military radar at 5 p.m. local time.

Unlike a similar incident Monday night, this time the U.S. Air Force did not scramble any fighter jets.

Instead, it launched a single E-3 Sentry early warning aircraft, known as AWACS, to make sure there were only the two Russian bombers flying near Alaska, and not other aircraft flying underneath the large bombers.

U.S. territorial waters extend 12 nautical miles from shore.

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More News On Russian Long-Range Bombers Flying Close To Alaska Again

Russian bombers spotted off Alaskan coast twice in 24 hours -- CNN
Russian bombers fly close to Alaska again -- ABC News
US Reportedly Intercepts Two Russian Bombers Off Alaska Coast -- Newsweek
US intercepts more Russian bombers near Alaska -- Washington Examiner
Russian bombers approach Alaska for second day in a row -- ADN

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