The Patriot Files Forums  

Go Back   The Patriot Files Forums > Branch Posts > Airforce

Post New Thread  Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-22-2019, 05:40 AM
Boats's Avatar
Boats Boats is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 11,647
Arrow U.S. Air Force F-22s intercept Russian bombers and fighter jets off Alaskan coast

U.S. Air Force F-22s intercept Russian bombers and fighter jets off Alaskan coast
By: Defence Blog & Aviation News - May 22, 2019
RE: https://defence-blog.com/news/u-s-ai...kan-coast.html

1st Photo link: https://defence-blog.com/wp-content/...w-1024x768.jpg

U.S. Air Force F-22 fighter jets supported by an E-3 Sentry aircraft intercepted Russian Tu-95 bombers and Su-35 jet fighters in international airspace off the coast of Alaska, the North American Aerospace Defense Command said in a statement.

According to the statement, F-22 fighters intercepted Russian bombers and fighters entering Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone on May 20. Two Russian Tu-95 bombers were intercepted by two F-22s and the second group of two Tu-95s with pair Su-35 was intercepted later by 2 more F-22’s; NORAD E-3 provided overall surveillance.

Later also was reported that two pairs of F-22 fighter jets, each with an E-3 intercepted Tu-95 bombers Su-35 fighter jets entering the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) on May 21. The bombers entered the ADIZ and were intercepted by two F-22s, exited and then re-entered the Alaskan ADIZ accompanied by two Su-35 fighter jets.

They were picked up as they entered the Alaska Air Defense Identification Zone, a perimeter line that lies outside national airspace but within which air traffic is kept under constant surveillance to reduce response times in case of a hostile threat.

“Our ability to deter and defeat threats to our citizens and vital infrastructure starts with detecting, tracking, and positively identifying aircraft in our airspace,” NORAD’s commander, General Terrence O’Shaughnessy, said.

“We are on alert 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year,” he said.

The United States has four Air Defense Identification Zones. The Alaska zone extends about 200 miles (320 kilometers) from the state’s coast.

The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed the incident in a tweet Tuesday.

It said the Aerospace Forces “made scheduled sorties over the neutral waters of the Chukotka, Bering and Okhotsk seas, as well as along the western coast of Alaska and the northern coast of the Aleutian Islands.”

“At certain stages of the route, Russian aircraft were escorted by F-22 fighter jets of the USAF. The total flight time exceeded 12 hours,” the Russian ministry added.

2nd Photo link: https://defence-blog.com/wp-content/...iQUYAEchVO.jpg

3rd Photo link: https://defence-blog.com/wp-content/...k5UEAIk4iq.jpg
__________________
Boats

O Almighty Lord God, who neither slumberest nor sleepest; Protect and assist, we beseech thee, all those who at home or abroad, by land, by sea, or in the air, are serving this country, that they, being armed with thy defence, may be preserved evermore in all perils; and being filled with wisdom and girded with strength, may do their duty to thy honour and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

"IN GOD WE TRUST"
sendpm.gif Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.