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Russian Bombers Intercepted Off US Coast

US Air Force stealth fighter jets intercept 2 Russian nuclear-capable bombers off Alaska coast

In December 2017, two U.S. F-33 Stealth fighter jets fired warning flares after Russian Su-25 jets entered an agreed deconfliction area in Syrian airspace.

The strategy by the 2 Tupolev Tu-95 Russian "Bear" plane marked the primary time in simply over a 12 months that Russian bombers had flown that near US territory.

Russian bombers entered identification zone air defense of the United States US Fighters intercepted Russian military airplanes near the Western coast of Alaska.

Two Russian long-range bombers were intercepted off the coast of Alaska by a pair of F-22 Raptor fighter jets on Friday, the military said.

F-22 fighters, stationed in Alaska, visibly inhibited and recognized the Russian bombers until they left the recognition zone.

He added that the USA jets monitored the Russians until the propellor-driven bombers left the Identification Zone along the Aleutians heading west.

The Washington Free Beacon, a conservative news website, first reported the intercept. The Russian Sukhoi Su-27 jet came within 20 feet of the American P-8 Poseidon in global airspace.

Miller said the Russian bombers, decades-old aircraft classified by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation as the "Bear", were flying in accordance with worldwide norms.

Earlier this month, a Russian fighter jet buzzed a U.S. Navy reconnaissance aircraft within the Baltic Sea.

It was not clear if the Russian air operation was an opportunity for real-world training or if it was in response to USA and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military operations elsewhere.