2 Russian spy planes intercepted by US fighter jets near Alaska

North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) F-22 fighter jets intercepted two Russian reconnaissance planes near Alaska on Wednesday night The official NORAD Twitter account confirmed the intercept in a Thursday tweet. KC-135 Stratotankers and E-3 AWACS aircraft assisted in the effort of tracking down and diverting the Russian aircraft, identified as IL-38 maritime patrol aircraft. F-22 fighters, supported by KC-135 Stratotanker and E-3 AWACS aircraft from the North American Aerospace Defense Command intercepted two Russian IL-38 aircraft entering the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone on April 8th, 2020. — North American Aerospace Defense Command (@NORADCommand) April 9, 2020 NORAD assessed that the Russian aircraft were intercepted in the Bearing Sea, before they could reach the Aleutian Islands which stretch off the Alaskan mainland. The NORAD tweets stated the Russian aircraft were not able to reach U.S. or Canadian airspace. “COVID-19 or not, NORAD continues actively

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2 thoughts on “2 Russian spy planes intercepted by US fighter jets near Alaska

  1. This is something that occurs quite frequently up here in Alaska. It’s been going on for years. Now if there were a whole fleet of Russian planes, that would definitely be more alarming.

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