US, WASHINGTON (NEWS OBSERVATORY) — Two Russian Tu-142 anti-submarine aircraft flew over an American military camp in the Arctic. This was reported by the portal Popular Mechanics.
The incident occurred on March 9th. Russian Tu-142 performed a scheduled flight over the international waters of the Beaufort Sea in the Alaska region.
According to the portal, in this place is the American military camp Seadragon, which was set up for exercises in early March.
To accompany Russian aircraft, the North American Aerospace Defense Command ( NORAD ) sent F-22 and CF-18 fighters. According to NORAD, the aircraft approached the coast of Alaska at a distance of about a hundred kilometers.
They spent four hours in the air.
Recently, several training operations of the Russian Tu-142 have been reported. So, at the beginning of the month the command of the Pacific Fleet of Russia informed about the exercises with bombing in the Sea of Japan, and at the end of February it was reported about the training flight of two such aircraft over the neutral waters of the Norwegian and Barents Seas.
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