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Russian bombers, fighter jets fly near Alaska, prompting Air Force escort

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Two Russian Bear bombers — escorted for the first time by a pair of Su-35 “Flanker” fighter jets — entered Alaska’s Air Defense Zone on Wednesday night, U.S. officials told Fox News.

The Russian formation was intercepted by a pair of U.S. Air Force F-22 stealth fighter jets that were already flying a patrol about 50 miles southwest of Chariot, Alaska. A NORAD spokesperson told Fox News the intercept began at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday and a defense source said it also occurred into Thursday.

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  • alvindawg

    Nothing new here, happened all the time in the 80’s and 90’s.

  • JoanieBaloney

    Makes Putin feel like a big man, taking on President Trump.