2 Russian Planes Enter Alaskan Air Defense Zone

NORAD tracked the two spy planes 60 miles off the coast.

North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD) Command reported that two Russian spy planes came within 60 miles of the Alaskan coast on Monday of this week. NORAD released a statement, saying, “At 4:50 a.m. (AKST), the Alaskan NORAD Region positively identified and tracked two Tu-142 Russian maritime patrol aircraft entering the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone.”

“At their closest approach, while still in international airspace, the aircraft were approximately 60 nautical miles off the nearest Alaskan coastline,” stated Captain Ott, public affairs director for Alaskan Command. “We have a number of response options available to any aircraft entering North American Air Defense Identification Zones. … Demonstrating NORAD’s capabilities and investment in the Arctic is imperative to the defense of North America.”

The established sovereignty of any nation’s territory extends 12 miles from its coasts under international convention.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the U.S. officials at NORAD as they protect American airspace.
  • For the U.S. military around the world as they work to ensure peace for the United States.

Sources: Military.com, NORAD.mil


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