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Russian bombers flew near Alaska, intercepted by Air Force jets, US military says

September 12, 2018 11:00 PM
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Russian bombers flew near Alaska, intercepted by Air Force jets, US military says

The U.S. military said Wednesday that two Russian nuclear-capable bombers escorted by two fighter jets flew near Alaska on Sept. 11 before being intercepted by a pair of Air Force F-22 stealth fighter jets, according to a statement by the North American Aerospace Defense Command.

The Russian formation never entered U.S. or Canadian airspace, according to the statement.

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