Overseas Network September 13, the U. S. military in the local time 12 released news, two Russian bombers flew to the United States near Alaska airspace, was intercepted by a U. S. Air Force fighter.
Two Russian nuclear bombers, escorted by two other fighters, flew into the airspace near Alaska at 10 p.m. Tuesday, the North American Air Defense Command said, according to Fox News.com. Subsequently, Russian military aircraft were intercepted by a US Air Force F22 stealth fighter.
U. S. media quoted U. S. military sources said that the Russian formation never entered U. S. or Canadian airspace, Russian bombers and fighter planes were intercepted west of the mainland of Alaska. However, the US military did not disclose its specific location.
Reported that this is the second time this month, a Russian bomber flew to alas near California. Earlier, the North American Air Defense Command had issued news that the U.S. F22 fighter intercepted the Russian Tu-95 strategic bomber in Alaska, and said it was the second interception in F22 years.
In addition, the US media also referred to the recent Russian "Oriental - 2018" military exercise, but did not directly indicate whether the military aircraft flying to the Americas is related to military exercises. It is understood that the Russian military this week held the largest military exercise since 1981. Russia's defense ministry said the exercise involved 300 thousand soldiers and more than 1000 aircraft. (overseas network / Li Meng)
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