Military Intercepts Russian Bombers Near Alaska

U.S. Air Force fighters escorted them back toward Russian airspace.

The U.S. military spotted two Russian Tu-95 Bear-H bombers near Alaska earlier this week. The North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD) Command identified the aircraft in international airspace but within the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ). Two U.S. Air Force F-16 fighters intercepted the bombers and escorted them back toward Russian airspace. The bombers did not enter either American or Canadian airspace.

“The recent Russian activity in the North American ADIZ is not seen as a threat nor is the activity seen as provocative,” the military stated. “NORAD tracks and positively identifies foreign military aircraft that enter the ADIZ. NORAD routinely monitors foreign aircraft movements and as necessary, escorts them from the ADIZ.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For General Glen Vanherck as he commands the North American Aerospace Defense Command.
  • For Secretary Austin to seek God’s guidance as he heads the Defense Department.
  • For Pentagon officials to be discerning as they secure the national defense.

Sources: The Hill, CBS News


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