Russian bombers fly close to Alaskan border yet again

For the second night in a row, Russian bombers flew near the U.S. border of Alaska, this time coming within 36 miles of the mainland

Russian bombers fly close to Alaskan border yet again

An E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft flown by reservists from the 513th Air Control Group climbs into the sky Feb. 2 during a mission supporting Sentry Aloha 17-01 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Caleb Wanzer/DVIDSHUB)

By Military1 Staff

Two more long-range Russian bombers were spotted off the coast of Alaska Tuesday night, the second time in as many days that the U.S. military has had to dealt with Russian aircraft near the U.S. border.

The bombers came within 36 miles of the Alaskan mainland Fox News reported, significantly closer than Monday night, when they flew within 100 miles of the border.

Unlike the first incident, which resulted in two F-22s scrambling and escorting the bombers for 12 minutes, the U.S. launched an E-3 Sentry earl warning aircraft to search for other foreign aircraft in the area.