- US and Canadian aircraft intercepted two Russian reconnaissance planes in international airspace near Alaska on Monday.
- The Russian aircraft flew through the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone for four hours, with the US and Canadian planes escorting them the whole time.
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colorado — North American Aerospace Defense Command F-22s, CF-18s, supported by KC-135 Stratotanker and E-3 Sentry AWACS aircraft, intercepted two Russian Tu-142 maritime reconnaissance aircraft entering the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone on Monday, March 9.
The Russian aircraft entered the ADIZ north of Alaska and remained within it for approximately 4 hours. NORAD fighter aircraft escorted the TU-142s for the duration of their time in the ADIZ.