Skip to comments.Russian Bombers Flew Within 40 Miles of N. California Coast
Posted on 07/22/2015 5:53:49 AM PDT by Enlightened1
Tu-95 Bear bombers intercepted off Mendocino on day Putin calls Obama
Two Russian nuclear bombers flew within 40 miles of the California coast and one of the pilots relayed a veiled threat during the Fourth of July aerial incident, defense officials said.
Good morning American pilots, we are here to greet you on your Fourth of July Independence Day, a Russian Tu-95 Bear bomber crew member stated over the emergency aircraft channel.
Defense officials and the Colorado-based U.S. Northern Command said this week that two U.S. F-15 jets intercepted the Russian bombers on July 4 as they flew as close as 39 miles from the coast of Mendocino County, north of San Francisco.
During the intercept, a crew member on one of the bombers issued a warning in a radio message, according to defense officials familiar with the incident this week.
Earlier the same day, the Bear bombers intruded on the U.S. air defense identification zone (ADIZ) near Alaska. The zone is a 200-mile controlled airspace patrolled by U.S. and Canadian jets under the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).
It was the second time the Russians conducted provocative bomber flights on the Fourth of July holiday. The last incident occurred on July 4, 2012, when two Bear bombers were intercepted off the California coast in what was then the closest such encounter near sovereign U.S. air space since the end of the Cold War.
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Knock yourself out, Boris. You’ve got 16 more months with an ally in the White House that, incidentally, consider the USA more of an enemy than you do.
We should start intercepting them with vintage WW2 fighters.
Halo Amerikan...We are not afraid of you...your president is a pussy....
And 4 more years after that unfortunately.
"If only I had Enemies of my people to kill them
like your King Obama has,
I would have just exterminated Parliament... and won."
I saw that Putin was bragging that he wrote most of the Iran nuclear plan.
That wouldn’t surprise me at all.
They look ancient but the Bears can fly forever and deliver nukes 1000+ miles away via cruise missile.
ICBMs are probably obsolete now due to space weapons. I’d bet money that any unannounced space launch would be shot down immediately these days.
We can blow up rogue missiles but we can’t prohibit planes from flying 500 miles from our shore.
They would do it as a game, to test the intercept response time for the Navy and Air Force.
They'd fly in too close to the shore on their way to Cuba (or wherever they were going) and jets would scramble out of Oceana NAS, Norfolk NAS, Langley AFB, etc. to escort them back out to international air space.
I’m guessing that this thrills the hordes of FRussians that have infested this forum.
Their planes are really bad at staying in the air and not crashing.
International waters is 12 miles off the coast. Thus far and as far as the general public knows, they have not breached U.S. waters/air space. Only for fishing vessels is the 200 mile limit
They are simply testing our response time. No need to get upset until they breach our national waters/air space but when they do let’s hope that Obemba responds accordingly and shoots them down with overkill.
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But if we had the political will, we have technology that could cause them to have "accidents"...
That’s a wimpy threat. Did we reply with, “Hope you enjoy our fireworks”?
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