Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Russian bombers flew near Alaska, intercepted by Air Force jets, US military says | Fox News


The U.S. military said Wednesday that two Russian nuclear-capable bombers escorted by two fighter jets flew near Alaska on Sept. 11 before being intercepted by a pair of Air Force F-22 stealth fighter jets, according to a statement by the North American Aerospace Defense Command.


The Russian formation never entered U.S. or Canadian airspace, according to the statement.


NORAD said the Russian bombers and fighter jets were intercepted "west of mainland Alaska" by the American fighter jets at 10 p.m. ET Tuesday, but did not give a more precise location.