Russian warplanes intercepted by US jets off the coast of Alaska
The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) said in a statement that U.S. fighter jets on Monday intercepted Russian warplanes off the coast of Alaska and kept tabs on the aircraft until they left the region.
The F-22 fighters intercepted four Russian bombers and two Russian fighter planes entering an area designated as the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone.
NORAD clarified that the Russian bombers and fighters remained in international airspace and at no time did the aircraft enter United States or Canadian sovereign airspace.
Russia’s Ministry of Defense acknowledged its planes were in the region on what it described as scheduled training exercises.
Via NBC News