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F22's Intercept Russian Aircraft Outside of US Airspace

tomahawk6

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The Raptors intercepted 2 IL-38's over the Bering Sea. Old planes not much trouble for modern fighter to intercept.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/us-fighter-jets-intercept-russian-aircraft-near-alaska/ar-BB12oNNp?ocid=spartanntp
 

MilEME09

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Russia has a play book, make this seem normal, until the day it's not and we won't expect escalation
 

CBH99

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I think it's more just to stay relevent on the international stage, and remind the Americans they are there.

Alaska is home to more 5 Gen fighters than anywhere else on the planet.  F22's and F35's are slowly becoming the bulk of the force in Alaska, with a nice chunk of F-15's still in the mix also.  The Russians are well aware of this.  Any aerial conflict near Alaska would be pretty damn short.
 
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