U.S. stealth fighters intercept Russian bombers

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Two Russian TU-95 “Bear” bombers were intercepted by US F-22 stealth fighters in international airspace off the coast of Alaska on Friday, according to North American Aerospace Defense Command.
The Russian long-range bombers flew into the Air Defense Identification Zone, which extends approximately 200 miles off Alaska’s western coast.
“At approximately 10 a.m. ET, two Alaskan-based NORAD F-22 fighters intercepted and visually identified two Russian TU-95 ‘Bear’ long-range bomber aircraft flying in the Air Defense Identification Zone around the western coast of Alaska, north of the Aleutian Islands,” NORAD and USNORTHCOM spokesman Canadian Army Maj. Andrew Hennessy said in a statement.
The Russian aircraft were “intercepted and monitored by the F-22s until the bombers left the ADIZ along the Aleutian Island chain heading west,” and never entered US airspace, according to the statement.
The last such intercept of Russian aircraft by US jets took place on May 3, 2017.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/us-stealth-fighters-intercept-russian-bombers-off-the-coast-of-alaska/ar-AAx8QDO?ocid=spartanntp

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Here in Norway we have between 20-30 interceptions of Russian aircraft every year.
Main base for QRA (Quick Reaction Alert) in Norway is Bodoe Main Air Station (ENBO) in the Northern part of Norway. Royal Norwegian Airforce operate F16 A/B Fighting Falcon, Block 15. Soon F35.

Typical aircraft:
TU95 «Bear»
MIG-31 «Foxhound»
TU22M «Backfire»

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Yeah this is a normal thing here. Just last week a quick response Force were sent out from Scotland to intercept the Russians. It’s mainly just a precaution which is done throughout NATO. We even have to watch their ships as they pass through the channel 😂

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yup, not even surprised by this. I think the first few got a short announcement in the paper, but now it’s just normal up here.

As stated above, this is a pretty normal occurrence.

What is interesting, is to look at the historical photos of Bear intercepts. The Bear remains the same, yet you can see the history of intercepters in the US fleet taking on Russia’s 50 year old bomber.

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Imagine: they all land on a little airport in Alaska somewhere and enjoy a beer together.
Cheers komrads 🍻

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Russians are nice with USA, in europe we get the supersonic ones…

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Agreed. Been going on for years. Until something unfortunate happens, it’s gonna continue. Just flexing them muscles. The Bear might be old but it can still pack a punch. I’ve wondered why they haven’t transitioned to jet engines yet.

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