NORAD Busts Russian Tu-160 Bombers and Su-35 Fighters | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne Unmanned-
Alt. Wednesdays

Airborne Flight Training-Alt. Wednesdays

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne Special Programs!
Airborne-YouTube Airborne Unlimited--10.19.20 Airborne-Unmanned--10.14.20   Airborne-Flight Training--10.21.20 Airborne Unlimited--10.16.20  The 2020 Avionics Innovation Preview!

Airborne On ANN

Airborne Unlimited--10.19.20

Airborne-Unmanned--10.14.20

Airborne-Flight Training--10.21.20

Airborne Unlimited--10.16.20

Airborne's Annual April 1st Episode

Thu, Sep 24, 2020

NORAD Busts Russian Tu-160 Bombers and Su-35 Fighters

Caught Entering the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone

The Russians apparently don't navigate well... because they keep showing up where they really aren't welcome...

North American Aerospace Defense Command F-22 Raptors and an E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft, supported by KC-135 air refuelers, positively identified two Tu-160 bombers and two Su-35 fighter aircraft entering the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) three times this week.

Although the Russian aircraft loitered in the ADIZ for approximately four hours total over the three incursions and came within 50 nautical miles of Alaska’s Nunavik Island, they remained in international airspace and at no time entered United States or Canadian sovereign airspace.

“The re-emergence of strategic competition between nations, and competitors who overtly challenge the free and open international order, characterizes our complex global security environment,” said General Glen D. VanHerck, Commander NORAD. “As competitors increase their reach, range and capability, our continental defense operations must be ready to detect, deter and defeat against threats in all domains.”

NORAD employs a layered defense network of radars, satellites, and fighter and early warning aircraft to identify aircraft and determine the appropriate response. The identification and monitoring of aircraft entering a U.S. or Canadian ADIZ demonstrates how NORAD executes its aerospace warning and aerospace control missions for the United States and Canada.

Operation NOBLE EAGLE is the name given to all air sovereignty and air defense missions in North America. NORAD is a binational command focused on the defense of both the U.S. and Canada, the response to potential aerospace threats does not distinguish between the two nations, and draws on forces from both countries.

FMI: https://www.norad.mil/

Advertisement

More News

Klyde Morris (10.19.20)

Aw... Heck No! Klyde Has Jetpack Fever! FMI: www.klydemorris.com>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.19.20)

1) China Airlines 006: “We just saw a bright object at 6,000.” 2) LAX Tower: “006 heavy can you say that one more time please?” 3) China Airlines 006: &ldqu>[...]

Airborne 10.19.20: Raptor 1st Flt, P92 Echo MkII, Jetpacks v LAX

Also: 'Top Gun' Pays Off, Edwards AFB, 'Women in the Air Force', FAA Proposes $464,300 Penalty We have a packed episode today filled with the latest news, let's start with a video >[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.20.20)

Aero Linx: The Granite State Balloon Association The Granite State Balloon Association is a group of pilots, crew, and families dedicated to making ballooning a safe, fun sport in >[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.20.20)

“The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will make its first TAG attempt at gathering at least 2 ounces regolith from the asteroid Bennu. Since Bennu is so far away, the operators on the g>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2020 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC