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Washington (CNN)Two United States F-22 “Raptor” fighter jets obstructed 2 Russian TU-95 bombers on Tuesday, according to a declaration launched by North American Aerospace Defense Command.
“The Russian airplane stayed in global airspace and at no time did the airplane get in United States or Canadian airspace,” the declaration stated. It included that the obstruct happened while the Russian bombers remained in the United States Air Defense Identification Zone, which extends about 200 miles off Alaska’s western coast.
The event marks the 2nd time United States F-22s have actually obstructed Russian bombers off the coast of Alaska this month. The previous obstruct took place on Sept. 1. Throughout that earlier obstruct, the Russian Tu-95s were not accompanied by Russian fighter jets.