World USA: Four Russian reconnaissance planes intercepted off Alaska
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F-22 fighters "intercepted four Russian Tu-142 reconnaissance planes entering the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone on June 27, "said Norad
This Saturday, the American air force intercepted four Russian Tu-142 reconnaissance planes 120 kilometers from the state of Alaska, said the command of air security of the United States and Canada () in a press release.
The air defense identification zone (Adiz) is a perimeter in which air traffic is monitored by the army of one or more countries, beyond its national airspace, to allow time for additional reaction in case of hostile maneuver.
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This is not the first time
The United States has established four, but a dozen other countries have also created their own. That of Alaska extends up to approximately 320 km from the coast. "The Tu-142s approached within 65 nautical miles (120 km) of the southern Aleutian Islands of Alaska and stayed in the Adiz for almost eight hours," added Norad, adding that they did not had not entered American airspace.
This is the fourth time this month that the United States has intercepted Russian military aircraft near Alaska. On May 29, the Russian Defense Ministry released images of two American B-1 bombers intercepted by Russian air defense after flying over the Baltic and Black Seas near the.
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