NORAD Aircraft Intercept Russian Bombers Near Alaska

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) announced today that on Monday, February 13th, 2023, U.S. F-16s intercepted and escorted  four Russian aircraft, including Tu-95 Bear-H and Su-35 fighter aircraft, within Alaska Air Defense Identification Zone in international airspace. This action came one day after NORAD aircraft engaged a high altitude object over Lake Michigan and two days after U.S. aircraft downed a seperate object over Canadian airspace.  The official message reads below: