Tu-95s approach Alaska with Su-35s as escorts

For the first time, Russia Tu-95 long-range bombers have approached Alaska with Su-35s acting as escorts. The incident took place on May 3 and news outlets reported that a pair of USAF F-22s intercepted the formation.

Sukhoi Su-35S in 2009
By Dmitriy Pichugin [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons

According to Fox News, another interception took place the next day.

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