In Anchorage, Alaska, on Tuesday the US officials said it is the second successive day when two Russian nuclear-capable bombers fly very near to the Alaskan borders, which seems very annoying on the second day. On Monday, the island it seen as priority was on Kodiak Island, and now the bombers were seen in the north of Aleutian Island, which was exactly 36 miles from the Alaska.
This time also the same class of Russian bombers flew near the Alaskan airspace, the Tu-95 and NATO reporting name “Bear,” these two were spotted at the local time 5 p.m. on the US military radar present in the region. The US officials were still not sure about the aircraft as if they were the same that visited on Monday, and also this time the US military present there didn’t scramble its fighter jets to escort the Russian bears out of the region. But, keeping the fighter jets aside, the authorities started observing the bombers with their E-3 Sentry AWACS and thus keeping an eye on the two bombers for much of the time.
The E-3 Sentry recorded the bombers every move, and according to it, those aircraft were more than 50 miles away from the island, on the Monday night those bombers flew more than 100 miles from the Kodiak Island. While the US border ends just 12 nautical miles (13.8 miles) from the shore of the island, and the bombers were flying more than four times, this didn’t allow the US to engage with them as they are in international airspace.