U.S. warplanes intercepted 4 Russian reconnaissance plane close to Alaska on Saturday, U.S. commanders stated.
The Russian TU-142’s got here inside 65 nautical miles south of Alaska’s Aleutian island chain and “loitered” within the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) for eight hours. However, they stayed in worldwide airspace and didn’t enter U.S. or Canadian airspace, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) stated on Twitter.
An ADIZ is a fringe inside which air site visitors is monitored by the air forces of a number of pleasant international locations so that they have additional time to react to hostile motion.
The U.S. has established 4 of those zones however a dozen or so different international locations have additionally set their very own up.
This was the fourth time this month that U.S. planes have intercepted Russian plane close to Alaska.
On May 29, the Russian protection ministry printed photos of two US B-1 bombers intercepted by Russia after flying over the Baltic and Black seas close to Russia.