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Western media: Allies intercepted Tu-95 and Tu-142 using F-22 and Typhoons

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Frequent cases of air intercepts recall the times of the Cold War. The last two days have been full of incidents of this kind. It is reported by the Western publication The Aviationist.


Western media: Allies intercepted Tu-95 and Tu-142 using F-22 and Typhoons

F-22 accompanies Tu-95, 8 on August


Caught in the "air defense identification zone"


On August 8, a whole group of Allied aircraft proceeded north of Alaska and Canada: a pair of F-22 fighters, an E-3 Sentry AWACS AWACS, a US Air Force KC-135 tanker, and two Canadian CF-18. Their goal was two Russian Tu-95 missile carriers flying over the Beaufort Sea.

Allegedly, the interception occurred in the "air defense identification zone." It is an international airspace that extends for 200 miles (about 320 km) from the US / Canada coastline and is controlled in the interests of national security. US territorial airspace begins just 12 miles from the coastline. At the same time, Russian aircraft flew dozens of kilometers from this line.

NORAD's top priority is protecting Canada and the United States. NORAD operators identified and intercepted Russian aircraft flying near our countries.

- said General Terrence O'Shaughnessy, head of NORAD - North American Aerospace Defense Command.

A week ago they already flew here, but then there was no interception. The last time in this area it occurred in May, when the Russian Air Force machines appeared in the air defense zone for two consecutive days.

Finns helped allies


Near Estonian airspace, the British Typhoons intercepted the Tu-142 anti-submarine aircraft and two Su-30 fighters.

We were raised to intercept the Russian Tu-142 flying to the West [...] Then we handed over the escort to our Finnish and Swedish partners [...] Then we were assigned to intercept and escort the Tu-142, to which two Su-30 had already joined.

- said the pilot of the Typhoon.

According to him, these aircraft did not have a “recognized flight plan and did not maintain contact with air traffic control."
As The Aviationist notes, the specific reasons for the interceptions are unknown. At times, airplanes collect intelligence data relating, in particular, to the air defense network.

For well-known reasons, the United States conducts similar reconnaissance missions against Russians, flying in open airspace.

- indicates the designated edition.


"Typhoons" accompany Tu-142, 9 of August
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 9 August 2019 09: 55
    +11
    "Intercepted"!
    We intercepted, they intercepted.
    Every day someone intercepts someone.
    So what is this event?
    Upon crossing through our intersection AGAIN, THEIR pedestrian crossed !!! He did not violate traffic rules !!!
    Upon crossing through THEIR intersection AGAIN, OUR pedestrian crossed !!! Hooray!
    1. machinistvl
      machinistvl 9 August 2019 10: 25
      +4
      Normal normal situation, it is time not to pay attention to such events, and there is nothing to discuss here.
    2. Narcolog
      Narcolog 12 August 2019 13: 50
      0
      "US Air Force KC-135 tanker, two Canadian CF-18s ..." (c) Well, maybe the guys wanted to refuel our bombers, wipe the glasses, pump up the tires ... They have such a service ...
  2. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 9 August 2019 09: 58
    +3
    In general, it is a common thing. We fly, they fly ... We "intercept", they too, you know ... They used to be "lazy", and our distant ones rarely flew ... Now the activity has grown ...
    1. YOUR
      YOUR 9 August 2019 13: 17
      +3
      It used to be called escort. Our fighters were escorted by their reconnaissance planes or bombers, and to the back. Interception was invented by journalists, so to speak to sharpen the material.
  3. Rus_Balt
    Rus_Balt 9 August 2019 10: 00
    -15
    I wonder why the "strategists" flew to that area?
    Is this somehow connected with the clap in the military unit at the central missile range of the Russian Federation Navy Nenoksa in the Arkhangelsk Region? They write that as a result of cotton, smoke occurred, 15 injured, 2 people died, sensors in Severodvinsk recorded an excess of radiation only 10 times higher than the natural background.
    Is there anyone from Arkhangelsk and Severodvinsk on the forum? What is going on there?

    PS The cotton district of the Dvina Bay in the White Sea is closed to civilians. A ship carrying nuclear missiles could sink there.
    1. Nastia makarova
      Nastia makarova 9 August 2019 10: 08
      +2
      Yes, nothing happened there, when testing the engine, an explosion occurred and everything
      1. Rus_Balt
        Rus_Balt 9 August 2019 10: 16
        -11
        That is, when testing the engine, there was a clap and that's it? Why radiation? And so many injured and dead?

        http://by24.org/2019/08/08/radiation_in_severodvinsk/

        PS Where are you from? From Arkhangelsk or Severodvinsk?
        1. Nastia makarova
          Nastia makarova 9 August 2019 11: 18
          -1
          read the yellow press and the Internet less, and there are many victims because apparently they were near the test
          1. Rus_Balt
            Rus_Balt 10 August 2019 10: 39
            -2
            Quote: Nastia Makarova
            read the yellow press and the Internet less, and there are many victims because apparently they were near the test


            What does the yellow press write there? Any details? Have you already explained why the explosion of a rocket with heptyl caused radioactive contamination? And the death toll is officially higher than the yellow press reported. Or maybe sticking your head in the sand isn't the best tactic? The head may survive, but the farts will definitely burn, as in your case)))
    2. PN
      PN 9 August 2019 11: 45
      +1
      No reliable information yet. The radiation background reached 2 microsievert / hour for 20 minutes, then fell to 0,3.
      1. Rus_Balt
        Rus_Balt 9 August 2019 11: 51
        -7
        That is, something slammed, something having radiation - hence the fixation of the radiation background, to 2 microsieverts / hour, and then what slammed - sank, hence the decrease in the radiation background to 0.4 microsieverts / hour? So what? Or was the accident aboard the submarine?
        1. PN
          PN 9 August 2019 12: 06
          -1
          We will learn about this later ...
        2. Evil echo
          Evil echo 9 August 2019 13: 17
          -2
          Then ask Konashenkov, but here there are no talkers
        3. The comment was deleted.
    3. Vol4ara
      Vol4ara 9 August 2019 13: 43
      -1
      Quote: Rus_Balt
      I wonder why the "strategists" flew to that area?
      Is this somehow connected with the clap in the military unit at the central missile range of the Russian Federation Navy Nenoksa in the Arkhangelsk Region? They write that as a result of cotton, smoke occurred, 15 injured, 2 people died, sensors in Severodvinsk recorded an excess of radiation only 10 times higher than the natural background.
      Is there anyone from Arkhangelsk and Severodvinsk on the forum? What is going on there?

      PS The cotton district of the Dvina Bay in the White Sea is closed to civilians. A ship carrying nuclear missiles could sink there.

      Why do you think that nuclear warheads are a radiation source, enriched with 235 isotope uranium can be taken with your bare hands, it is a source of mainly a-decay with low particle energy, with plutonium it’s more and more difficult, but you can also hold it in your hands, but what’s the first, that the second in the event of an accident missiles will cause pollution only locally
    4. Piramidon
      Piramidon 9 August 2019 16: 29
      0
      Quote: Rus_Balt
      nuclear missile carrier.
      Or was the accident aboard the submarine?

      Another distributor of fakes, rumors and fears drew. negative
  4. Valery Valery
    Valery Valery 9 August 2019 10: 02
    +4
    What do you mean intercepted ?! In all the cases indicated in the article, the word “accompany” was appropriate!
    I explain:
    1. Tu-95 (carriers of nuclear missiles) were "intercepted" after they could (in case of war) be discharged. Well, fighters flew next to him, so what.
    2.Tu -142 operated under fighter cover and really revealed the area of ​​operation of a foreign square. At the same time, the British airplane smoked nervously while flying aside.
    1. tracer
      tracer 12 August 2019 05: 21
      -3
      When escorted by cover and reconnaissance aircraft, horseradish would do. Only a mess has already begun. Our pilots really do not like when they are prevented from flying.
  5. horus88
    horus88 9 August 2019 10: 03
    +1
    The word is what "interception", the heavenly hacks, fire and death rise before our eyes.
    But in fact they just flew by, just laugh.

    Although, of course, it is necessary to take off and escort, if only so that the pilots would not sit on the ground, but to do their own thing.

    But the media need to carefully choose the words
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon 9 August 2019 16: 35
      -3
      Quote: horus88
      What word is "interception"

      Interception is a broad concept and can be for the purpose of identification, escort, coercion to land, destruction ... So you do not need to understand this word so narrowly, like intercepting it means only knocking it down. hi
  6. bober1982
    bober1982 9 August 2019 10: 33
    +1
    Frequent cases of aircraft intercepts have nothing to do with such interceptions during the Cold War, they exaggerate. It used to be like that.
    1973., Tu-16r performs reconnaissance flight in search of the American aircraft carrier group, at an altitude of 200m to our aircraft, under the wing console, an F-1 is attached at a distance of about 4 (one) meter, then Phantom performs a maneuver - forward and upward and hits our Tu with his keel.
    Bottom line - both damaged aircraft safely returned to their bases.
    There was a time, there were people, there were interceptions.
  7. rocket757
    rocket757 9 August 2019 10: 34
    -1
    Old games .... about the main thing.
    Reminder sho Mogue!
  8. SERGEY SERGEEVICS
    SERGEY SERGEEVICS 9 August 2019 10: 36
    0
    Well, this has already become a normal occurrence, not only for us, but also for other countries where such situations are not uncommon. Only here you can make a small adjustment, they did not intercept the planes (what was the interception on their part), but stupidly escorted to a certain territory.
  9. Olya Tsako
    Olya Tsako 9 August 2019 11: 00
    +1
    We didn’t include these REBs of the latest modifications, clocking the time of interception, approach, base points, etc. The use of Russian REBs from the latest innovations would have turned their aircraft into uncontrolled submarines.
  10. yehat
    yehat 9 August 2019 11: 34
    0
    Quote: Rus_Balt
    That is, when testing the engine, there was a clap and that's it? Why radiation?

    because after the clap everyone around was nervously lit, and cigarette ash is more radioactive than the background.
  11. Chaldon48
    Chaldon48 9 August 2019 12: 20
    -1
    Games like someone who is cooler.
  12. gorenina91
    gorenina91 12 August 2019 06: 10
    -1
    -So still ... -the latest modern high-speed supersonic fighters and suddenly could not intercept the slow-moving huge aircraft obsolete from the last century, which also have engines with propellers ...
  13. aries2200
    aries2200 12 August 2019 10: 50
    0
    I also intercepted ... the booter on the go .....................
  14. DPN
    DPN 12 August 2019 13: 00
    0
    If the word was intercepted, it means that the face was filled with YES, and so the cyclist drove past the pedestrian on the sidewalk and it looks more dangerous. And so they fly in a predetermined course without touching each other - simple physical education, at worst looks like the study of traffic rules.