U.S. fighters escort Russian bombers during training flight: Russian military

Air Force intercepts 2 Russian bombers off Alaska coast

A pair of Russian bombers were intercepted by two USA stealth fighters off the coast of Alaska on Friday, officials said.

The Russian bombers reportedly came within 55 miles of Alaska's west coast, north of the Aleutian Islands, but remained in worldwide airspace.

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

The Russian Defense Ministry stated that US F-22 fighter jets had been escorting Russian long-range aircraft for 40 minutes without approaching them closer than 100 meters. Separately, Saturday marked the 60th anniversary of the founding of NORAD, the command that monitors all air activity emanating from within and outside North American airspace.

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The incident happened at 10 a.m. Friday as the Russian jets were flying in the Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) around Alaska's western coast, north of the Aleutian Islands.

Miller said that the Russian aircraft were seen near the coast of Alaska in the West of the American state, however, long-range bombers did not violate the established territorial agreements, in airspace over worldwide waters.

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.

The intercept was first reported by the Washington Free Beacon.

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