Russian warplanes intercepted by US fighter jets near Alaska

Russian warplanes intercepted by US fighter jets near Alaska

US warplanes intercepted four Russian reconnaissance aircraft near Alaska on Saturday, US commanders said.The Russian Tu-142’s came within 65 nautical miles south of Alaska’s Aleutian island chain and “loitered” in the Alaskan Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) for eight hours.But they stayed in international airspace and did not enter US or Canadian airspace, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (Norad) said on Twitter.NORAD F-22s, supported by KC-135 air refuelers and E-3 Airborne…


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