US Fighter Jets Intercept Russian Bombers Headed To Alaska

U.S. F-22 Fighter jets successfully intercepted four nuclear capable Russian Tu-95 bombers that were flying dangerously close to Alaskan airspace.

The bombers, which are capable of carrying nuclear weapons, were then safely escorted away from U.S. airspace.

As The Daily Star reports:

US fighter jets have intercepted and escorted four Russian nuclear-capable bombers flying near Alaska.

Russia claimed the 11-hour flight, carried out by its Tupolev Tu-95MS bombers, complied with international law and that US F-22 Raptor tactical fighters had accompanied its planes during some stages of their flight.
The Russian Defence Ministry said in a statement: “Four strategic Tu-95MS missile carriers of the Russian Aerospace Forces’ long-range aviation conducted a planned flight over the neutral waters of the Chukchi Sea, the Bering Sea, the Sea of Okhotsk, and the northern part of the Pacific Ocean.”
Although Finland and Sweden are not members of NATO, they took part in the escort mission.

 

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