//US F-22 stealth fighter jets intercept Russian patrol plane close to Alaska

US F-22 stealth fighter jets intercept Russian patrol plane close to Alaska

The U.S. military scrambled F-22 stealth fighter jets to intercept a pair of Russian patrol plane flying close to Alaska Wednesday, the commander of NORAD mentioned on “Fox & Friends”.

“We’re ready 24/7,” on alert for these missions, Air Drive Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy mentioned.

“The Russian [IL-38] aircraft were intercepted in the Bering Sea, north of the Aleutian Islands, and did not enter United States or Canadian sovereign airspace,”  NORAD mentioned in a press release.

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The IL-38 is a long-range maritime reconnaissance plane used to hunt for American submarines.

The Russian planes flew inside 50 miles off the coast of Alaska, Gen. O’Shaughnessy mentioned.

“Our crews are ready,” the final added. “We are always ready to defend our great country.”

In this Monday, March 9, 2020 photo released by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), a Russian Tu-142 maritime reconnaissance aircraft, top right, is intercepted near the Alaska coastline. U.S. and Canadian aircraft intercepted and escorted two Russian jets that flew over the Beaufort Sea near the Alaska coastline, military officials said Tuesday.

On this Monday, March 9, 2020 picture launched by the North American Aerospace Protection Command (NORAD), a Russian Tu-142 maritime reconnaissance plane, prime proper, is intercepted close to the Alaska shoreline. U.S. and Canadian plane intercepted and escorted two Russian jets that flew over the Beaufort Sea close to the Alaska shoreline, army officers mentioned Tuesday.
(North American Aerospace Protection Command through AP)

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Requested by Fox & Mates host Brian Kilmeade why the Russians would fly a mission so near america through the novel coronavirus outbreak, O’Shaughnessy replied, “They wanted to see if we are able to react.”

Three weeks in the past, the Russians flew an identical mission close to Alaska whereas the Navy was conducting an arctic coaching mission with two submarines.

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The U.S. army routinely flies reconnaissance plane, fighter jets and bombers close to Russia as properly usually within the Black and Baltic Seas.