Canadian and American fighter jets intercepted two Russian aircraft north of Alaska
Last day, Canadian and American fighter jets intercepted two Russian aircraft north of Alaska. The event took place just days after Canada's general said Russia is the biggest threat to North America.
On Monday, McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornet (Canada) and F-22 Raptor (United States) aircraft were lifted from the ground to intercept two Russian Tupolev Tu-142 Bear aircraft, which were approaching the coast of Alaska. In their mission, Canadian and American aircraft were supported by KC-135 Stratotanker and E-3 Sentry AWACS.
2 Russian aircraft in northern Alaska
Russian aircraft Tu-142 were detected by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). They remained in the international airspace, over the Beaufort Sea, north of Alaska, for 4 hours. They came within 92 miles of Alaska, but did not enter the US or Canadian airspace. During the four hours, the US planes accompanied the enemy planes.
You-142 is a Russian aircraft. It may play a role of recognition and anti-submarine. It is an aircraft derived from the Tu-95 strategic bomber.
North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is operating in the Arctic, with the role of defense of North America. North American Aerospace Defense Command is an organization established in the United States in cooperation with the Canadian state and represents an aerospace control and aerospace warning system for North America.