Tuesday, April 18, 2017

U.S. F-22s Intercept Russian Bombers Off Alaska Coast



Daily Mail: US Air Force scrambles two stealth jets and an 'early warning plane' to intercept Russian bombers near Alaska

* The American planes were called into action after the bombers were detected
* Pentagon said two F-22 Raptors intercepted the Russian TU-95 Bear Bombers
* The incident took place about 100 miles off Kodiak Island, Alaska, on Monday
* The US planes flew alongside the Russians for 12 minutes as they escorted them
* The last time Russian bombers were intercepted near the US was on July 4, 2015

The US military intercepted two Russian bombers in international airspace off Alaska's coast.

Navy Commander Gary Ross, a Pentagon spokesman, said a pair of F-22 Raptor aircraft intercepted the Russian TU-95 Bear bombers on Monday.

Ross described the intercept as 'safe and professional.'

Fox News said Tuesday the Russian planes flew within 100 miles of Alaska's Kodiak Island, and about 280 miles southwest of the Elmendorf Air Force Base.

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More News On U.S. F-22s Intercepting Russian Bombers Off Alaska Coast

Russian bombers fly near Alaska; Air Force scrambles jets -- FOX News
U.S. intercepts 2 Russian bombers off Alaska's coast -- AP
US F-22s intercept Russian bombers off Alaska coast -- CNN
US fighter jets intercept Russian bombers near Alaska -- The Hill
US Sends Two F-22 Jets in Response to Russian Tu-95 Bombers Near Alaska -- Sputnik

1 comment:

Matthew Dupuis said...

In the same spot and right before this...

http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/few-explosions-planned-for-northern-edge-military-exercises