Over the Pacific Ocean, Russian fighter planes accompany a US Air Force bomber.
According to the National Defense Command Center, three Russian fighter planes scrambled to escort a US Air Force plane over the Pacific Ocean after it apparently entered Russian territory.
According to Russian state news agency TASS, three Russian Sukhoi-35S fighters escorted a US B-52H strategic bomber after air radars in the Eastern Military Region detected an air target approaching Russian airspace over the Pacific Ocean.
“The fighters’ crews identified the target as a US Air Force strategic B-52H bomber and escorted it over the Pacific Ocean. There were no violations of Russia’s state boundary or harmful airspace proximity, according to the center.
The Russian fighters “strictly followed” international airspace restrictions, according to the center.
In March, NATO fighter jets scrambled ten times to track and intercept a “unique peak” of Russian bombers and fighters flying over the North Sea, Black Sea, and Baltic Sea.
A US Air Force B-52 bomber was stopped by two Russian Su-27 Flanker pilots over international seas in the Black Sea in August.
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