A Russian Tu-142 maritime reconnaissance aircraft, top right, is intercepted near the Alaska coastline. Photo: North American Aerospace Defense Command via APA Russian Tu-142 maritime reconnaissance aircraft, top right, is intercepted near the Alaska coastline. Photo: North American Aerospace Defense Command via AP
A Russian Tu-142 maritime reconnaissance aircraft, top right, is intercepted near the Alaska coastline. Photo: North American Aerospace Defense Command via AP

Russian warplanes intercepted by US fighter jets near Alaska

  • Russian Tu-142’s came within 65 nautical miles of Alaska
  • The aircraft did not enter US or Canadian airspace, according to Norad
Topic |   Defence
A Russian Tu-142 maritime reconnaissance aircraft, top right, is intercepted near the Alaska coastline. Photo: North American Aerospace Defense Command via APA Russian Tu-142 maritime reconnaissance aircraft, top right, is intercepted near the Alaska coastline. Photo: North American Aerospace Defense Command via AP
A Russian Tu-142 maritime reconnaissance aircraft, top right, is intercepted near the Alaska coastline. Photo: North American Aerospace Defense Command via AP
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