Fighters of the U.S. air force went to intercept the Russian Tu-95
Two Russian Tu-95 entered the 200-mile (320 kilometers) area of responsibility Command aerospace defense of North America over the Bering sea. After that, American planes followed them, until they left the air defence identification zone.
MOSCOW, may 12 — RIA Novosti. American F-22 fighter jets intercepted two Russian bombers Tu-95 in the identification of the air defense zone off the West coast of Alaska. About it reports The Washington Free Beacon with reference to the representative of command of the aerospace defense of North America (NORAD) Scott Miller.
Two F-22 NORAD intercepted and identified two Russian long-range bomber Tu-95 flying in the zone of identification of air defense near the Western coast of Alaska North of the Aleutian Islands.Scott Miller, the representative of command of the aerospace defense of North America (NORAD)
Miller noted that two Russian Tu-95 entered the 200-mile (320 kilometers) of the area of responsibility of NORAD over the Bering sea. After that, American planes followed them, until they left the air defence identification zone.
According to the representative of the American command, the bombers did not cross the air border of the USA and Canada, flying only over international waters and did not violate international agreements.
Earlier the defense Ministry reported that in the area of the Bering and Okhotsk seas in the framework of the planned flight was sent bombers Tu-95MS accompanied by anti-submarine aircraft Tu-142 of the Navy.
Russian HQs conducting regular flights of strategic bombers over international waters. The last case of interception by American aircraft off the coast of Alaska occurred in may 2017, when Russian aircraft approached the Aleutian Islands at a distance of 80 km.