Contents tagged with Alaska

  • Israeli media: Russian and US submarines clash in Alaska

    Russia and the US are holding urgent consultations due to an encounter between their submarines, according to a report by the Israeli military news portal DEBKAfile.

    Citing anonymous military sources, the site reports that the incident took place in American territorial waters near Alaska, when a US submarine intercepted a Russian nuclear submarine.

    The Russian submarine that was escorting the strategic submarine reportedly responded with a Balkan 2000 torpedo, which breached the American …

  • US fighter jets intercept Russian bombers near Alaska

    American fighter jets intercepted Russian bombers that flew near Alaska, heading for large-scale military exercises, reports the Voice of America.

    “Two F-22 Raptor jets based in Alaska intercepted and visually identified two Tu-95 bombers that flew over the Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ), south of the Aleutian Islands,” said the representative of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), Michael Kucharek, as quoted by Business Insider.

    It is noted that two Russian TU-95 …

  • The Russian Ministry of Defense commented on the presence of Russian aircraft off the coast of Alaska

    A Tu-95MS long-range strategic bomber accompanied by Su-35S multi-purpose fighters carried out a scheduled flight off the coast of Alaska on Thursday, May 4, to RIA Novosti reported citing the Press Service of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

    "In the course of training flights, pilots of Su-35S aircraft performed elements of complex aerobatics, flight along a given route, and piloting of a combat aircraft at extremely low altitudes and maximum permissible altitudes," the commentary on the …

  • Media reports that Russian bombers fly close to Alaska again

    A pair of Russian Tu-95 bombers again flew near to the coast of Alaska, but this time the US Air Force did not send fighter jets to intercept them, reported Fox News, citing a source in the US Defense Department.

    “Russian bombers returned to Alaska for a second consecutive night, two Tu-95s were 36 nautical miles (67 kilometers) from the mainland of Alaska,” posted producer Lucas Tomlinson on Twitter. Tomlinson specializes in covering the work of the Pentagon and the State Department. …

  • Russia confirms the interception of two Tu-95 bombers by American fighters off the coast of Alaska

    The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed that US Air Force F-22 fighters had escorted Russian Tu-95 strategic bombers in the airspace near Alaska. The interception of the two Russian bombers was reported by Fox News.

    The Russian Defense Ministry reported that the events took place on April 17th. On that day, two strategic Tu-95MC bombers took off from the Ukrainka airbase in the Amur Region and had successfully completed their air patrol mission. The flight route passed over neutral waters of …