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American fighter jets intercepted two Russian bombers near Alaska. About this in his Twitter said the command of the aerospace defense of North America.
September 11, the combined forces of aerospace defense of the United States and Canada spotted to the West of mainland Alaska, two Russian supersonic bomber Tu-95, accompanied by the su-35. Flew to intercept the two F-22 Raptor.
According to the command, the Russian planes during the whole time remained in international airspace without violating the borders of the United States or Canada. The bombers marched through the so-called zone of identification of air defense, extended approximately 320 kilometers from the coast of Alaska.
As reported by CNN, this is the second in a month time that American fighters intercepted Russian bombers near Alaska. The last time it happened on the 1st of September. But then the Tu-95 did not accompany su-35.
According to the publication, representatives of the U.S. armed forces do not consider such flights as a cause for concern.
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