Monday, July 22, 2024

F-22 fighter jets intercept two Russian Tu-95 Bear bombers

The Control System from North American Aerospace Defense Command positively identified and intercepted a group of two Russian Tu -95 Bear bombers flying off the coast of Alaska on Thursday.

The U.S. Air Force was forced to scramble F-22 stealth fighters to intercept the Russian aircraft in coordination with two Canadian CF-18 fighter aircraft.

Two Russian bombers were intercepted in the Alaskan and Canadian ADIZ on Aug. 8th, according to NORAD.


After Russian Tu-95 long-range bombers entered the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone, the U.S. scrambled two F-22s supported by an E-3 Sentry, a KC-135 Stratotanker, C-130 Tanker and two Canadian CF-18 fighters to intercept them, NORAD said.

The Russian bombers remained in international airspace and at no time did the aircraft enter the United States or Canadian sovereign airspace.

NORAD employs a layered defense network of radars, satellites, and fighter aircraft to identify aircraft and determine the appropriate response. The identification and monitoring of aircraft entering a U.S. or Canadian ADIZ demonstrates how NORAD executes its aerospace warning and aerospace control missions for the United States and Canada.

Photo courtesy of NORAD
Photo courtesy of NORAD

If you would like to show your support for what we are doing, here's where to do it.

If you wish to report grammatical or factual errors within our news articles, you can let us know by using the online feedback form.

Executive Editor

About author:

Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov is the editor-in-chief of Defence Blog. He is a journalist, an accredited defense advisor, and a consultant. His background as a defense advisor and consultant adds a unique perspective to his journalistic endeavors, ensuring that his reporting is well-informed and authoritative. read more