(AmericanProsperity.com) – Four Russian warplanes were detected outside Alaska on Tuesday. Detected by the North American Aerospace Defence Command, these warplanes were sighted in the Alaska Air Defense Identification Zone; this zone goes for about 150 miles on the U.S. coast.
NORAD commented, saying, “The Russian aircraft remained in international airspace and did not enter American or Canadian sovereign airspace. This Russian activity in the Alaska ADIZ occurs regularly and is not seen as a threat.”
In response, Russia did confirm that two of their bomber jets, their Tu-95 bombers, were flying above waters near Alaska and that they were escorted by SU-30SM fighter jets. This would confirm all four warplanes that were spotted outside the Alaskan border.
Lieutenant General Sergei Kobylash stated, “The flight was carried out in strict accordance with international rules for the use of airspace.”
Although these warplanes are not currently seen as any sort of threat, the United States has been keeping a close eye on its water and air traffic. Military activity in the area of the United States and surrounding waters has made headlines as there has been quite a bit of military activity.
In August, the U.S. Navy sent destroyers into the Alaskan Ocean after there were reports of 11 different Russian and Chinese warships sailing in the same areas. This is only one other instance, but NORAD has detected multiple Chinese and Russian militaries around this area over the last year or so.
According to NORAD, for detection purposes it utilizes “a layered defense network” of satellites, ground-based and airborne radars, and fighter jets to track and identify aircraft.” They said that these satellites can note “what goes on in and near North American airspace 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”
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