Washington, ANI. American F-22 jets have intercepted 2 Russian maritime patrol planes near Alaska. F-22 jets from the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) intercepted two Russian IL-38 maritime patrol aircraft on the late night of June 24 as they entered the Alaska Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ).
The commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) said in a statement, the Russian aircraft had arrived within the Aleutian Islands chain 50 miles along the Aleutian Islands. He stated that the IL-38 remained in international airspace and at no point did the aircraft enter the United States or Canadian sovereign airspace.
The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) employs a layered defense network of radars, satellites, and combat aircraft to identify aircraft and determine the appropriate response. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) said that the identification and monitoring of aircraft entering the US or Canadian ADIZ shows how NORAD executes its aerospace warning and aerospace control missions to the United States and Canada.