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The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) intercepted two Russian bomber jets near Alaska on Thursday in what's believed to be the fifth case this year.
Two F-22 and two CF-18 fighter aircraft supported by an E-3 Sentry, a KC-135 Stratotanker and a C-130 Tanker from the NORAD positively identified the Tu-95 Bear bombers in the Alaskan and Canadian Air Defense Identification Zone, it was announced.
Area - Miles - Coast - Aircraft - United
The area is 200 miles off the coast and the Russian aircraft did not enter United States or Canadian sovereign airspace.
NORAD announced they 'remained in international airspace in the Beaufort Sea'.
Command - Defense - Nations - Nations - US
The binational command focuses on the defense of both nations doesn't distinguish between the two nations when it comes to monitoring the U.S. and Canada.
The response to potential aerospace threats draws on forces from both countries.
NORAD - Defense - Network - Radars - Satellites
NORAD employs a layered defense network of radars, satellites, and fighter aircraft to identify aircraft and determine the appropriate...
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