In the area of Alaska "spotted" Russian planes

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It is reported that the USA air force have intercepted the Russian Tu-95 bombers, which were in the zone of identification of air defense.

American F-22 fighter jets intercepted two Russian Tu-95 bomber off the coast of Alaska.

That was the first sighting of such Russian long-range bomber missions around Alaska in about two and a half years, a Pentagon spokesman said at the time.

The F-22s monitored the Russian plane till the bombers left the ADIZ alongside the Aleutian Islands, heading west.

"At no time did the Russian bombers enter North American sovereign airspace", Hennessy said in a statement to AFP.


Miller declined to say how close the bombers came to USA land. The Russian Sukhoi Su-27 jet came within 20 feet of the American P-8 Poseidon in global airspace.

The final time Russian bombers flew as near Alaska was Could 3, 2017, officers advised Fox Information.

There have also been encounters in European airspace between Russian warplanes and military aircraft of members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance.

U.S. fighters have maintained a safety distance of 100 meters from Russian bombers, according to the Russian armed forces. It is also reported that the Russian planes did not cross the air border of the United States of America and Canada, and their flight did not violate global agreements.

Friday's incident was relatively routine, but more aggressive maneuvers have anxious defense officials and diplomats who said the encounters may eventually cause collisions or miscalculations that lead to a shoot-down.

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