Two F-22 and two CF-18 fighter aircraft supported by an E-3 Sentry, a KC-135 Stratotanker and a C-130 Tanker from the NORAD positively identified and intercepted two Tu-95 Bear bombers in the Alaskan and Canadian ADIZ on Aug. 8th. pic.twitter.com/SebmJtMiTu— North American Aerospace Defense Command (@NORADCommand) August 8, 2019
NORAD added that the Russian aircraft remained in international airspace in the Beaufort Sea and at no time did the aircraft enter United States or Canadian sovereign airspace.
A similar incident took place in May, when the U.S. Air Force reported to have intercepted six Russian military planes to the west of Alaska.
More such cases were observed over the last few years.