Five Russian Jets Buzz Alaska Airspace as NATO and Moscow Tensions Spike

Written by on October 23, 2021

Five Russian jets flew too close to Alaska, without entering U.S. or Canadian airspace, American military officials have said. The incident comes just after Russian warplanes escorted U.S. bombers over the Black Sea and amid continuing tensions between Moscow and NATO.

The Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Region said it had detected, tracked and identified the Russian aircraft entering the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone . . .

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