US fighter jets intercept 2 Russian bombers

Two F-22 fighter jets from the 3rd Wing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Alaska conduct approach training in this U.S. Air Force

The U.S. fighter jets did not get closer then 100 meters to the Russian bombers, the Russian military was quoted as saying.

American F-22 fighter jets intercepted two Russian Tu-95 bomber off the coast of Alaska.

It is the first incident of the kind since United States jets intercepted Russian aircraft over a year ago on May 3, 2017.

The Russian bomber aircrafts were "intercepted and monitored by the F-22s until the bombers left the ADIZ along the Aleutian Island chain heading west", Hennessy said.

The bombers entered a USA air-defense identification zone (ADIZ), outlined as airspace extending roughly 200 miles from the nation's shoreline, although primarily composed of worldwide airspace.

The Cold War-era Russian bombers, which date to the 1950s, were intercepted by U.S. Air Force F-22 stealth fighter jets about 10 a.m. EDT.

In January, another Russian fighter jet came within five feet of a USA spy plane over the Black Sea.

Friday's incident comes just over a month after a U.S. Navy P-8 surveillance plane was intercepted in an "unprofessional" manner by a Russian Su-27 fighter jet over the Baltic Sea in early March.

This writes CNN referring to the command of the aerospace defense of North America.

The final time Russian bombers flew as near Alaska was Could 3, 2017, officers advised Fox Information.

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