The American air force intercepted this Saturday (27) four Russian reconnaissance planes Tu-142 to 120 km of Alaska, informed the command of air security of the United States It’s from Canada (Norad).
F-22 fighters “intercepted four Russian Tu-142 reconnaissance planes that entered Alaska’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) on June 27,” Norad said in a statement.
ADIZ is an area in which air traffic is monitored by the army of one or more countries in addition to their national airspace, to provide additional reaction time in the event of hostile maneuver.
The United States established four, but another 12 countries also created their own.
Alaska’s extends approximately 320 km off the coast.
“The Tu-142s approached 65 nautical miles (120 km) from the Aleutian Islands in southern Alaska and stayed at Adiz for almost eight hours,” said Norad, noting that Russian aircraft had entered American airspace.
This is the fourth time this month that the United States has intercepted Russian military planes near Alaska.
On May 29, the Russian Ministry of Defense published images of two American B-1 bombers intercepted by Russian air defense after flying over the Baltic and Black Seas near the Russia.