Russian bomber jets intercepted over Alaska by US air defense systems

The Jerusalem Post reports: “Multiple Russian military aircraft including fighter jets and strategic bombers were intercepted by North American air defense forces as they flew over international airspace near Alaska, US military said.

The aircraft, which were identified on February 13, did not enter United States or Canadian airspace and did not pose a threat, the North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) said in a statement dated February 14.

It added that the Russian flights were in no way related to the mysterious spate of airborne objects shot down by the US military over North America in the past few weeks.

‘NORAD had anticipated this Russian activity and, as a result of our planning, was prepared to intercept it… Two NORAD F-16 fighters intercepted the Russian aircraft,’ it said…”

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