Russian long-range bombers flew into the air defense identification zone
American fighters on Friday, May 11, intercepted two Russian bomber missile carrier Tu-95 "Bear" in the international airspace off the coast of Alaska, reports CNN, citing data from the North American Command for Aerospace Protection.
It is noted that Russian long-range bombers flew into the air defense identification zone, which is located about 322 km from the western coast of Alaska.
"At about 10:00 local time, two NORAD F-22 fighters in Alaska were intercepted and visually identified by two Russian bomber aircraft" Medved "that flew in the zone of air defense identification around the western coast of Alaska, north of the Aleutian Islands," - said in a statement by the representative of the command of NORAD and USNORTHCOM Major Andrew Hennessy.
According to him, the F-22 was accompanied by the Russians until they left the air defense identification zone along the Aleutian Islands.