Russian bomber planes fly over California coast

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Russian strategic bomber - AP Photo

Russian strategic bomber – AP Photo

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The United States and Russia still like to keep each other honest…
A couple of long-range Russian bombers flew within 50 miles of the northern California coast this week, but stayed out of U.S. airspace. If military aircraft enter the ADIZ, or the Air Defense Identification Zone, then the U.S. NORAD sends fighter jets to get a visual identification. That’s what happened Monday afternoon when two American F-22 Raptor fighter jets went up to keep an eye on the two Russian aircraft. Over the past five years there have been 50 intercepts of Russian military aircraft entering North American ADIZs.

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