US fighters impeded six Russian military aircraft in international airspace of West Alaska and trailed them until their exile of the area, said the North American Air Defence Command. The Russian aircraft added two Tu-95 strategic bombers, which were impeded by two F-22 fighters according to the high command.
The second group of two Tu-95 bombers and two Su-35 fighters were also impeded by a pair of F-22 fighters. As per the information of the NORAD, an AWACS surveillance fighter jet monitored the operations, including that the Russian aircraft were in the international throughout.
They were nominated as they registered the Alaska Air Defense Identification Zone, a continuous forming line of the geometric figure across the national airspace but within which air traffic is kept alive under strict surveillance for reducing responsive time in case of a hostile threat.
The commander of NORAD, General Terrence O’Shaughnessy said, “ our ability to deter and defeat threats to our citizens and vital infrastructure starts with detecting, tracking, and positively identifying aircraft in our airspace”.
He said, “we are on alert 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year ”. The United States has four Air Defense Recognition Zones. The Alaska zone extends about 200 miles from the coast of the state.