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US Military Jets Intercept Russian Bombers Off Alaskan Coast

US Military Jets Intercept Russian Bombers Off Alaskan Coast

According to CNN reports, USA military confirmed the escort in a statement, saying two Alaska-based F-22 fighters "intercepted and visually identified the Russian bombers".

The bombers entered a US air-defense identification zone (ADIZ), outlined as airspace extending roughly 200 miles from the nation's shoreline, although primarily composed of worldwide airspace.

The Russian bombers never entered United States airspace, the spokesman for the North American Aerospace Defense Command told CNN.

The jets never entered US airspace, according to the report, and turned back after passing the Aleutian Islands.

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The Russian long-range bombers flew into the Air Defense Identification Zone, which extends approximately 200 miles off Alaska's western coast.

The intercept was first reported by the Washington Free Beacon.

Earlier, the USA jets intercepted Russia's aircraft on May 3, 2017.

The U.S. F-22 fighters escorted the Russian aircraft for 40 minutes and kept a distance of over 100 meters, he said in a statement.

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"The Aerospace Forces' Tu-95MS strategic missile carriers and the Navy's Tu-142 anti-submarine aircraft have conducted routine flights over the worldwide waters of the Arctic Ocean, the Bering Sea and the Sea of Okhotsk", the statement reads.

Two F-22 fighter jets from the third Wing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, conduct strategy coaching, on this U.S. Air Drive image taken March 24, 2016.

"NORAD continues to monitor all air activity emanating from within and outside North American airspace", Miller said.

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