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Old 04-18-2017, 06:01 PM   #1
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The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) confirmed Tuesday that two Russian TU-95 bombers were intercepted off the coast of Alaska on Monday evening.

According to a U.S. official, the intercept occurred 100 nautical miles south of Kodiak Island. The Russian aircraft were in international airspace throughout the encounter as American airspace extends 12 nautical miles from the U.S. shoreline.

However, NORAD confirmed to ABC News that the Russian planes were in the U.S. Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ), which stretches 200 miles out from shore. An Air Defense Identification Zone is airspace that is monitored in the interest of national security where aircraft are required to identify themselves.

Two F-22 fighter jets and one E-3 Sentry reconnaissance plane from Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska intercepted the Russian bombers for a short time, then flew alongside the bombers as they turned away from the ADIZ, the official said.

This is the first time that Russian aircraft have approached North America in some time. NORAD has no records of intercepts of Russian aircraft in all of 2016, and the previous intercept dates all the way back to the summer of 2015.

US intercepts 2 Russian bombers off Alaska coast - ABC News




The U.S. scrambled jet fighters to intercept two Russian bombers that flew near the Alaskan coast on Monday night, several American officials said.

The Russian long-range TU-95 Bear bombers breached airspace around the U.S and Canada known as the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone in which aircraft must be readily identified and report details of their course and destination. The Russian bombers stayed in international airspace.

The bombers flew near the Aleutian Islands. The Russians also had maritime patrol aircraft in the vicinity.

The U.S. scrambled two F-22 fighters from Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska, to intercept the Russian planes.

There was no bridge-to-bridge communication between the US and Russian aircraft, but three U.S. officials said the Russians acted "very professionally."

While this is the first time Russian bombers have been off the Alaskan coast since 2015, they have flown in the area about 60 times since 2007.

U.S. Fighter Jets Intercept Russian Bombers Flying Near Alaska - NBC News







******' Putin always playing games and testing US reaction times
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Da fudge wrong with you, posting 2 articles about the same damn thing
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but why didnt putin tell us he was doing that

i thought they were pals
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but why didnt putin tell us he was doing that

i thought they were pals
you call your pals when you're gonna take a **** or what
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Inb4 the jets were actually flying to California at the time and nowhere near the Russian bombers.
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Russian technology... first flown in 1952 lol

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You were saying? Excellent thread.

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It's been flying that long because it's a great aircraft. It's main offensive role is that of a long range cruise missile launch platform. It can fly a really long way from home and fire "stealth" cruise missiles that have a 1000+ mile range.

It's also fast as fvck for a prop driven aircraft.

Here's a question though. Is it really the smartest thing in the world to use F-22's to intercept a Bear considering those bears are probably equipped with the best electronic intelligence gathering equipment that Russia currently has available? I would think I'd want my F-22's fancy electronics being sniffed as little as possible. I don't know crap about this so maybe they run the intercept fully passive and just get guided to the target by AWACS/ground control.
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Sounds like a call out to me.
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It's been flying that long because it's a great aircraft. It's main offensive role is that of a long range cruise missile launch platform. It can fly a really long way from home and fire "stealth" cruise missiles that have a 1000+ mile range.

It's also fast as fvck for a prop driven aircraft.

Here's a question though. Is it really the smartest thing in the world to use F-22's to intercept a Bear considering those bears are probably equipped with the best electronic intelligence gathering equipment that Russia currently has available? I would think I'd want my F-22's fancy electronics being sniffed as little as possible. I don't know crap about this so maybe they run the intercept fully passive and just get guided to the target by AWACS/ground control.
Contra-rotating prop planes are fast, man, and in this case, loud as ****.

As for intercepting them with F22's, I would bet it's partially to big dick Russia, I'm sure they were able to do quite a bit of observation before the bear crews figured out that they were there.

Fun fact: The basis of the TU-95 was a rip off of the B29
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:-) Exactly.

We're still flying the B52, first flown ( in service) in April 1952.
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Is it really the smartest thing in the world to use F-22's to intercept a Bear...?
It's probably a matter of who's on call and who's in the air.

We're saying "scrambled" but do we really know that it was a classic scramble, or were they already in the air?

And even in a scramble situation, it will come down to who and what's assigned to this base, and who's up next.

That F22 were assigned to that base is not a decision that would be made without due consideration to the consequences.

And they've been around a while, now, and everybody knows we're not building any more of them.

In other parts of the world, we routinely intercept Bears with Typhoons, F16, F18, F17 and even the ancient Tornado.

I'm concluding without any real evidence that when intercepting a Bear, it's going to depend on who's on station or who's up next, more than anything else.
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It's interesting how long we can keep a design flying.

One of my favorite aircraft, probably because of my age, is the F4 Phantom.

First flown in 1958, it saw many modifications to keep it in service.

The UK didn't retire it until 1992, the USA not until 1996, and Germany still had them flying until 2013.

I think some US Air Guard units still had them last year. Iran might still have them in the air because they haven't been able to get a contract to replace them, yet.

Between the time that the RAF began to retire the Vulcan bomber and the time that the UK went 100% missile deterrent, there were F4 Phantom with a capital omega on their tails, which indicated that they were a part of a group assigned to deliver nuclear weapons in the unfortunate event that the world was blowing up.

The F4 was extraordinarily uneconomical to fly, using enormous quantities of fuel, and it was in its early versions (before modern avionics) very difficult to fly.

Nevertheless, they were everywhere, a testimony to Anglo-American MIC dominance at the time.
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While this is the first time Russian bombers have been off the Alaskan coast since 2015, they have flown in the area about 60 times since 2007.
so...not news den
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More media hysteria to get ratings with all the war mongering going on obviously. I just pulled up wiki on the F22 and bam, picture of them flying next to TU95 bear. So this is obviously a routine pattern for the Russians and Americans

The 90th and 525th fighter squadrons are based there and fly F22s.

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It's probably a matter of who's on call and who's in the air.

We're saying "scrambled" but do we really know that it was a classic scramble, or were they already in the air?

And even in a scramble situation, it will come down to who and what's assigned to this base, and who's up next.

That F22 were assigned to that base is not a decision that would be made without due consideration to the consequences.

And they've been around a while, now, and everybody knows we're not building any more of them.

In other parts of the world, we routinely intercept Bears with Typhoons, F16, F18, F17 and even the ancient Tornado.

I'm concluding without any real evidence that when intercepting a Bear, it's going to depend on who's on station or who's up next, more than anything else.
I'd wager that any F22s flying had no combat capabilities available. Alfa(alpha) alert f22s would be loaded with munitions. Daily training sorties don't carry ordinance for weight savings and fuel considerations.
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I'd wager that any F22s flying had no combat capabilities available.
That's not a wager that I would take, because you'd be too likely right.
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It's interesting how long we can keep a design flying.
Mine too!



I have pictures of it with friends of my parents standing in front of it because they were on build crews.

Anyway, aircraft within a squadron are like airline pilots and truckers in that there is a line that you are in. You get the call, you're up with your assigned plane. Get back and go to the back of the line and next pilot is up on call. A good friend of mine is a pilot.
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more ******* fake news to get the 'mericans scared of the russians.....

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According to a U.S. official, the intercept occurred 100 nautical miles south of Kodiak Island. The Russian aircraft were in international airspace throughout the encounter as American airspace extends 12 nautical miles from the U.S. shoreline.
so a russian plane was flying in international airspace, and somehow it was spun as the US intercepting russian planes.
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It's interesting how long we can keep a design flying.
i flew on a '62 model C130 from japan to alaska. was actually scared it wasnt gonna make it
we got to those tiny islands and had to refuel.
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more ******* fake news to get the 'mericans scared of the russians.....



so a russian plane was flying in international airspace, and somehow it was spun as the US intercepting russian planes.
Which is pretty routine.
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more ******* fake news to get the 'mericans scared of the russians.....



so a russian plane was flying in international airspace, and somehow it was spun as the US intercepting russian planes.
Just because it's international waters doesn't mean we're not going out fly out and say hello.
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Just because it's international waters doesn't mean we're not going out fly out and say hello.
im not saying we do or dont or even that we should or shouldnt - im saying this is hyped up bullshit or as rico/trump would say is #fakenews
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as rico/trump would say is #fakenews
I'm not sure fake means what you think it does.
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