Media reported about the escort fighters USA two Russian Tu-95 near Alaska
Planes of the U.S. air force was raised to escort two Russian bombers in international airspace off the coast of Alaska.
On Tuesday, April 18, informs television channel Fox News, citing a source in the us government.
According to him, on the night of April 17, 450 kilometres South-West of the U.S. air force base, Elmendorf (anchorage) was spotted two strategic bombers Tu-95 videoconferencing. CNN stressed that they were in international airspace.
Was raised by two F-22 and the aircraft of early radar detection E-3. Fox News adds that the fighter jets “escorted Russian bombers in 12 minutes, until they took the course to return to their base in the East of Russia”.
According to him, the closest approach of a pair of Russian aircraft to the Kodiak island near the southern coast of Alaska amounted to 161 kilometers.
At the end of September 2016, it was reported that the British Typhoon fighter jets were sent to intercept two upgraded missile long-range aircraft Tu-160 VKS RF, heading in the direction of the air space of the country. Russian planes in the airspace of the UK was not included, following from Norway, they headed West of Shetland.