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US fighter jets intercept 8 Russian warplanes 30 miles from Alaska

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American Military News

US fighter jets intercept 8 Russian warplanes 30 miles from Alaska

by Ryan Morgan

U.S. F-22 Raptor fighter jets intercepted two Russian bomber formations, comprised of Russian Tu-95 bombers, Su-35 fighter jets, and A-50 airborne early warning and control aircraft, just 30 miles from Alaska.

The Russian Defense Ministry posted a video of their bombers taking off and later being intercepted.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) confirmed it intercepted the Russian aircraft early Wednesday morning in a series of tweets.

“North American Aerospace Defense Command F-22 Raptors, supported by KC-135 Stratotankers and E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System, completed two intercepts of Russian Bomber formations entering the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone early this morning,” NORAD tweeted.

Read more: https://americanmilitarynews.com/2020/06/us-fighter-jets-intercept-8-russian-warplanes-30-miles-from-alaska/