US Intercepts Two Russian Bombers Off Alaska's Coast


A pair of Russian bombers were intercepted by two US stealth fighter jets in worldwide airspace off Alaska's coast. This is the first intercept since 2015, he said.

Fox News claimed that the F-22 Raptor aircraft had escorted the Russian Bears for approximately 12 minutes. We will have more information during Fox 4 News at 9 this evening. U.S. officials also said the Russian behaved professionally, although there was no "cockpit-to-cockpit" radio contact.

Monday's incident comes amid escalating tension between Russian Federation and the US, particularly over Syria's ongoing civil war. He added that it was "an attempt to come up as close as they could to our worldwide borders to see what our reaction would be".

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President Donald Trump has recently adopted a skeptical view on the possibility of improving relations with the Kremlin.

"Right now we are not getting along with Russian Federation at all". Since 2007, Norad has flown 60 intercept missions. "We are here to greet you on your Fourth of July Independence Day". He's the state's ranking officer overseeing all the military forces inside Alaska, including the F-22s that were sent toward the Russian planes. The Viktor Leonov, a Russian spy ship, has been spotted twice since February hovering just outside US jurisdiction off the east coast, first near CT, then near Florida. The Russians also had maritime patrol aircraft in the vicinity.