US Aerospace Command Claims Detected 2 Russian Jets Over International Waters Near Alaska
© Photo : Russian Defense MinistryTu-95MS bomber on patrol in the Russian Far East, Wednesday, February 15, 2023. Screengrab of Russian Defense Ministry video.
© Photo : Russian Defense Ministry
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) said that it had located and tracked two Russian military aircraft in the international airspace designated by the United States as the Alaska Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ).
"The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) detected and tracked two Russian military aircraft operating in the Alaska Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) on February 8, 2024," NORAD said on X.
The Russian aircraft remained in international airspace and did not enter American or Canadian air space, the defense command said. This is the second time NORAD detected and tracked Russian aircraft in three days, it also said.
"The Russian activity in the Alaska ADIZ occurs regularly and is not seen as a threat," NORAD added.
The Russian Defense Ministry has said several times that Russia's aircraft are conducting flights in strict compliance with international rules of using airspace over neutral waters, without crossing air routes or posing threat to aircraft of other nations.