Two Russian fighter jets were intercepted off the coast of Alaska this week.
“The aircraft, two Cold War Bear bomber jets and two Su-35 ‘Flanker’ planes, were detected in international air space some 50 miles southwest of Chariot early in the morning,” Fox News reports.
The Russian planes were intercepted by two U.S. Air Force F-22 stealth fighter jets that were performing a routine patrol over the shores of Alaska.
This is the latest in a series of micro aggressions between the USA and Russia. Even since the United States carried out an airstrike in Syria, which is normally Russia’s realm, Russia has not been as friendly towards the US.
The Daily Mail has more:
he Bear bombers were brought in to service in 1956 and were an ominous threat to Western allies during the Cold War, regularly flying over the coast of Cornwall as well as hovering near US airspace.
Last month, the bombers flew off the coast of Alaska for four days.
Thursday’s incident was the first time the Bear bombers have been spotted near Alaska with a Flanker fighter jet escort.
The US Army has sent hundreds of troops to eastern Europe to join British, Canadian and German forces in a NATO-led effort to bolster the alliance’s presence around the Russian border.