China News, June 28th, according to a comprehensive report, the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) said in a statement that on the 27th, the US F-22 fighter intercepted four Russian reconnaissance aircraft entering the Alaska air defense identification zone. The Russian Ministry of Defense stated that the Russian military aircraft carried out cruise flights over neutral waters.
Data map: US military F22 fighter. Photograph by Mao Jianjun
The Russian Ministry of Defense said in the news that "four Tu-142MK long-range anti-submarine aircraft carried out cruise flights over neutral waters in the northern Pacific region", and the US Air Force dispatched F-22 fighter jets to accompany them. The Russian side stated that the flight was carried out in strict accordance with the rules governing the use of international airspace and that it did not violate the airspace of other countries.
NORAD commander Oshonesi said, "Only this year, NORAD forces have identified and intercepted Russian military aircraft, including bombers, fighters and maritime patrol aircraft, entering the Alaska air defense identification area on ten occasions. "
In addition, the Russian Ministry of Defense also stated that on the 27th, the Russian Army’s three Tu-142MK long-range anti-submarine aircraft completed routine flight missions in the Barents Sea and the Norwegian sea. The Norwegian Air Force sent F-16 fighters to stand in the waters of the Norwegian sea. Accompanying Russian anti-submarine aircraft.