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US fighters flew to intercept Russian Tu-95 from Alaska

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American fighters flew to intercept Russian strategic bombers in the air defense zone of Canada and Alaska fighters flew to intercept Russian Tu-95 from Alaska.

US fighters flew to intercept Russian Tu-95 from Alaska



American fighters flew to intercept Russian strategic bombers in the air defense zone of Canada and Alaska. At the same time, the Russian aircraft did not violate the sovereign airspace of the United States or Canada. The Russian Ministry of Defense specified that it was a planned flight as part of the exercises. Russia and the United States quite often accompany each other's planes.

The US Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) reported that American fighter aircraft spotted and escorted two strategic bomber aircraft of the Russian air force Tu-95.


“Two F-22s, two CF-18 fighters supported by the E-3 Sentry (early warning radar aircraft - approx. Ed), the KC-135 Stratotanker (military transport aircraft - approx. Ed) and the C-130 refueling force On August 8, NORAD successfully identified and intercepted two Tu-95 “Bear” bombers in the air defense zone of Canada and Alaska, ”the report said.
They emphasized that Russian aircraft remained in international airspace in the Beaufort Sea and did not enter the sovereign airspace of the United States or Canada.

Information about the flight was confirmed in the Russian Ministry of Defense . According to the agency, two strategic bombers of the Russian Federation Tu-95MS conducted flights over the Bering Sea as part of the Ocean Shield - 2019 exercises. At certain stages of the flight, they were accompanied by American F-22 and F-18 fighters.
The Ministry said in a statement that the missile-carriers carried out flights over the neutral waters of the Bering Sea for more than ten hours. They noticed that long-distance pilots regularly fly over the neutral waters of the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic, Arctic, Black Sea, strictly observing international rules for the use of airspace and without violating the borders of foreign states.
The Ocean Shield exercises are held from August 1 to 9 in the Baltic Sea under the leadership of the Navy Commander-in-Chief Nikolai Evmenov. The manoeuvres involved 49 ships and combat boats, 20 support vessels, 58 aircraft of the Navy and Aerospace Forces, as well as more than 10.5 thousand personnel. The purpose of the exercises is to work out the use of the inter-naval grouping of the Navy.
The August 8 incident is the second interception of Russian military aircraft off the North American coast in August. At the beginning of the month, American fighters escorted two anti-submarine aircraft of the Russian Federation Tu-142. The fact of the flight was also confirmed in the Ministry of Defense.
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They emphasized that the Russians did not violate the airspace of another state.
According to the press service of the Eastern Military District, the Tu-142 flew off the coast of the United States and Canada. It was a planned flight over the neutral waters of the Pacific Ocean, during which Pacific Fleet naval aircraft carried out a 13-hour patrol off the coast of Alaska and Canada. Anti-submarine aircraft was accompanied by two MiG-31BM fighter interceptors. Refueling Tu-142 was carried out in the air.
Another interception of Russian aircraft by the US occurred in late spring. Four strategic bombers of the Russian Federation Tu-95MS on May 21 performed an observation flight off the US coast, the Defense Ministry said. They flew along the western coast of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands, as well as over the neutral waters of the Chukchi, Bering and Okhotsk seas. In total, the bombers were in the air for more than 12 hours.
The ministry said that in some parts of the route, the United States raised its F-22 fighters to escort Russian missile carriers.
The next day, the Tu-95MS again performed an observation flight off the coast of American Alaska. According to the Ministry of Defense, two planes carried out scheduled flights along the west coast of Alaska and the north coast of the Aleutian Islands. In some areas, they were also accompanied by American F-22s.
However, the Russian side also often intercepts American aircraft
In mid-June, Russian Su-27 fighters escorted a U.S. Air Force strategic bomber Boeing B-52 Stratofortress near the Russian border. The corresponding video was posted on the channel of the Ministry of Defense of Russia on YouTube. The recording was made from the cockpit. The footage shows how a Russian fighter flies up to an American bomber and intercepts it.
The incident was reported at the National Center for Defense Management of the Russian Federation. They noted that the B-52N strategic bombers were intercepted as they approached the Russian state border from the Black and Baltic Seas. The department drew attention to the fact that during the interception there was no violation of the Russian state border, and the flight of the Su-27 was carried out in accordance with international rules for the use of airspace.

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