US F-22s Intercept Russian Nuclear Bombers Off the Coast of Alaska

Posted: Apr 18, 2017 11:45 AM

Two Russian Tu-95 "Bear" nuclear-capable bombers flew off the coast of Alaska Monday night, coming as close as 100 miles from Kodiak Island according to Fox News

The Russian bombers intentionally flew into the Air Defense Identification Zone of the United States, which triggered two F-22 fighter jets and an E-3 airborne early warning plane to intercept the aircraft.

Russia flew the same bombers off the coast of Japan last week to "send a message.”

In February, the Russian spy ship Viktor Leonov came within 30 miles of a major U.S. nuclear submarine base in Groton, Connecticut.  And in March, the same spy ship emerged on the U.S. eastern seaboard, monitoring activity just 20 miles south of the nuclear submarine base at King’s Bay, Georgia.

Last week, President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson both said that relations with Russia were at an all-time low.