The Russian bombers reportedly came within 55 miles of Alaska's west coast, north of the Aleutian Islands, but remained in global airspace.
Two US fighter jets have intercepted two Russian bombers in global airspace off the coast of Alaska.
Encounters between Russian warplanes and US fighter planes have become more frequent in recent years, as Russia seeks to make a display of its military strength. The officers requested anonymity as a result of they weren't approved to debate that portion of the intercept.
Two Russian bombers were intercepted by USA stealth fighters in worldwide airspace off the coast of Alaska on Friday.
The incident happened at 10 a.m. Friday as the Russian jets were flying in the Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) around Alaska's western coast, north of the Aleutian Islands.
It is reported that the United States air force have intercepted the Russian Tu-95 bombers, which were in the zone of identification of air defense.
The jets never entered USA airspace, according to the report, and turned back after passing the Aleutian Islands.
The intercept was first reported by the Washington Free Beacon.
A Russian fighter jet buzzed a US Navy reconnaissance plane in the Baltic Sea earlier this month. The Russian Sukhoi Su-27 jet came within 20 feet of the American P-8 Poseidon in worldwide airspace.