OREANDA-NEWS. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) reported that its fighters had intercepted two Russian anti-submarine aircrafts Il-38 in the Alaska area.

“F-22 fighters, supported by KC-135 Stratotanker and E-3 AWACS aircraft from the North American Aerospace Defense Command intercepted two Russian IL-38 aircraft entering the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone on April 8th, 2020,” the agency wrote on its Twitter page. It is noted that Russian aircrafts were intercepted in the sky above the Bering Sea north of the Aleutian Islands, and they were not in the sovereign airspace of the United States or Canada.

NORAD claims this is not the first time in a month when Russian planes have been spotted near US air borders.

There is still no comment from the Ministry of Defense of Russia.