ALERT US F-22s were scrambled to intercept two groups of Russian Tu-95s and Su-35 near Alaska

The U.S. military scrambled five aircraft Monday to intercept two groups of Russian warplanes that flew in opposite directions off the coast of Alaska but never entered sovereign U.S. airspace, officials with the bi-national North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) said Tuesday. First, NORAD dispatched two F-22 Raptor stealth fighters based in Alaska to intercept…

ALERT Denmark threatens to deploy fighter aircraft on its bases in Greenland if Russia violates Greenlandic airspace

Denmark will have to deploy fighter aircraft on its bases in Greenland if Russia violates Greenlandic airspace, Danish Defence Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen of the liberal-conservative Venstre party has warned. According to the Danish military, parts of Greenland will soon be within reach of Russian aircraft, capable of breaching Greenlandic airspace without hindrance. At present,…

VIDEO This week, two Russian Tu-160 heavy strategic bombers escorted by MiG-31 were intercepted by a Danish F-16 fighter jet

A pair of Tu-160 strategic bombers made 13-hours flight over the Barents-, Norwegian- and North Seas. The bombers were escorted by MiG-31 fighter jet and the planes made aerial refueling, the Defense Ministry in Moscow informs. The flights happened on Wednesday and the Russian military planes were met by Danish and British fighter jets in…