For the second time this month, two Russian long-range bombers were intercepted by US Air Force jets after NORAD scrambled the fighters off the Alaskan coast. The dangerous incident happened – perhaps symbolically – on Sept. 11, according to military statements.
The U.S. military said Wednesday that two Russian nuclear-capable bombers escorted by two fighter jets flew near Alaska on Sept. 11 before being intercepted by a pair of Air Force F-22 stealth fighter jets, according to a statement by the North American Aerospace Defense Command.
The Russian formation never entered U.S. or Canadian airspace, according to the statement.
The US military statement didn’t designate a precise location, but only mentioned the formation of Russian bombers and fighter jets were intercepted “west of mainland Alaska” by the American stealth aircraft at 10 p.m. ET Tuesday.
Previously this month, on Sept. 1, a similar formation of two bombers were intercepted by American F-22’s after they reportedly entered into the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone south of the Aleutian Islands. And last May, another incident was reported in NORAD official statements….