NORAD Intercepts 4 Russian Aircraft In Alaska Air Defense Zone

  • The Alaskan Region of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) detected, tracked, positively identified and intercepted four Russian aircraft entering and operating within the Alaska Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) on Feb. 13, 2023.
  • Russian aircraft remained in international airspace and did not enter American or Canadian sovereign airspace.
  • This Russian activity in the North American ADIZ occurs regularly and is not seen as a threat, nor is the activity seen as provocative. NORAD had anticipated this Russian activity and, as a result of our planning, was prepared to intercept it.
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