Canadian & American Fighters Intercept Two Russian Bombers

The Russian Tu-95 Bear H bombers were intercepted in the Alaskan & Canadian Air Defense Identification Zones, but did not enter Canadian or American airspace.

Canada & the U.S. scrambled fighters to intercept two Russian Tu-95 Bear H bombers.

The Russian bombers had entered an area called the Alaskan & Canadian Air Defense Identification Zones, which extend 200 miles of Canadian and American territory.

However, the Russian bombers did not enter Canadian or American airspace.

Canada scrambled two CF-18s, while the U.S. scrambled two advanced F-22 fifth-generation fighters. An E-3 Sentry and KC-135 supported the fighters.

In a statement, NORAD discussed the interception:

“NORAD’s top priority is defending Canada and the United States. NORAD operators identified and intercepted the Russian aircraft flying near our nations. Whether responding to violators of restricted airspace domestically or identifying and intercepting foreign military aircraft, NORAD is on alert 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.”

Spencer Fernando

Photo – U.S. Defence Department

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Lance Boyle
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Lance Boyle

Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah. This is Globalist NeoCon nonsense.
The Russians are not our enemy.

The question to ask is: Who benefits from making them our enemy?

NancyW
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Thank you United States again, we are so lucky to have the United States as a neighbor and friend. It is too bad Canada cannot look after our country, and we still need a for real Canadian government.

Frank
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Thank God for the U.S., which really are the ones who keep us safe on our continent. No disrespect to our under-funded, under-equipped and neglected Canadian Forces, who make due with aging crap equipment as our military procurement is so heavily politicized.

Brian Dougan
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Canada has “modern” military jets? I thought they were still flying WWII Tiger Moths. No offence meant for our abused; seriously underfunded military.

Clive Edwards
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Clive Edwards

Riiiight! Bombers…. How “Cold War” can you get? If the Russians really intended to wipe us out it would be with missiles. And we wouldn’t see it coming. We need to admit that we live in a “multi-polar” world now. The Yanks and the rest of the “five eyes” don’t run the show anymore.