The United States transferred to Ukraine its aircraft for refueling strategic bombers KS-135 Stratotanker. This is reported by the press service of the US Air Force in Europe and Africa.
Thus, on June 8, four USS-135 Stratotanker aircraft of the US Air Force flew to Lviv, carrying about 150 crew members and personnel.
The US Air Force reported that the planes are used to increase the range of flights of strategic bombers. As is known, from 4 to 16 June 2018 they will fly within the framework of the exercises.
Earlier, the US Air Force ordered the development of a new hypersonic cruise missile.
Also we reported that according to North American Aerospace Defense Command, US F-22 stealth fighters in international airspace intercepted two Russia’s TU-95 "Bear" bombers near Alaska on Friday, as CNN reports.
Russian long-range combers got into the Air Defense Identification Zone which extends for around 200 miles from Alaska’s western coast.
“At approximately 10 a.m. ET, two Alaskan-based NORAD F-22 fighters intercepted and visually identified two Russian TU-95 'Bear' long-range bomber aircraft flying in the Air Defense Identification Zone around the western coast of Alaska, north of the Aleutian Islands," Andrew Hennessy, NORAD and USNORTHCOM Spokesperson, Canadian Army Maj, said.
According to Andrew Hennessy’s statement, Russia’s aircraft were "intercepted and monitored by the F-22s until the bombers left the ADIZ along the Aleutian Island chain heading west,” and did not enter the U.S. airspace.