US warplanes intercepted 4 Russian reconnaissance plane close to Alaska on Saturday, US commanders mentioned.
The Russian Tu-142’s got here inside 65 nautical miles south of Alaska’s Aleutian island chain and “loitered” within the Alaskan Air Protection Identification Zone (ADIZ) for eight hours.
However they stayed in worldwide airspace and didn’t enter US or Canadian airspace, the North American Aerospace Protection Command (NORAD) mentioned on Twitter.
An ADIZ is a fringe inside which air site visitors is monitored by the air forces of a number of pleasant nations in order that they have further time to react to hostile motion.
The US has established 4 of those zones however a dozen or so different nations have additionally set their very own up.
This was the fourth time this month that US planes have intercepted Russian plane close to Alaska.
On Might 29, the Russian protection ministry revealed photos of two US B-1 bombers intercepted by Russia after flying over the Baltic and Black seas close to Russia.
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