USA intercepts Russian bombers off Alaska's coast

US Air Force stealth fighter jets intercept 2 Russian nuclear-capable bombers off Alaska coast

US Air Force stealth fighter jets intercept 2 Russian nuclear-capable bombers off Alaska coast

Two U.S. fighter jets intercepted two Russian bombers flying near the western coast of Alaska on Friday, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) said in a statement.

Earlier, the USA jets intercepted Russia's aircraft on May 3, 2017.

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

According to authorities, the interception occurred in worldwide airspace near the West coast of Alaska North of the Aleutian Islands.

The Chilly Conflict-era Russian bombers, which date to the 1950s, have been intercepted by U.S. Air Drive F-22 stealth fighter jets round 10 a.m. EDT.

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Encounters between Russian warplanes and USA fighter planes have become more frequent in recent years, as Russia seeks to make a display of its military strength.

Two U.S. F-22 fighters escorted Russia's Tu-95MS strategic bombers and Tu-142 anti-submarine aircraft when they were on a routine flight Friday, the Russian Defense Ministry said Saturday.

No unusual activity related to the encounter was reported and there were no communications between the F-22s and bombers. The Russian Sukhoi Su-27 jet came within 20 feet of the American P-8 in worldwide airspace.

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

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