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Two Russian maritime patrol plane have been detected and tracked off the coasts of Alaska and Canada on Sunday, officers mentioned.
The plane entered and operated within the Alaskan and Canadian Air Protection Identification Zones (ADIZ), however didn’t enter American sovereign airspace, in accordance with North American Aerospace Protection Command (NORAD).
“This current Russian exercise within the North American ADIZ is just not seen as a risk neither is the exercise seen as provocative,” NORAD mentioned.
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Russian surveillance plane entered the North American ADIZ twice in a two-day interval final month.
NORAD makes use of a community of satellites and ground-based radars to watch the ADIZ, which extends alongside the shores of Alaska and Canada.
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Russia has flown nuclear-capable bombers within the ADIZ previously, corresponding to in 2020, when two Tu-95 bombers got here inside 20 nautical miles of Alaska shores.
“We stay able to make use of quite a lot of response choices within the protection of North America and Arctic sovereignty,” NORAD mentioned Monday.