The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) announced on Tuesday that it had intercepted four Russian aircraft operating in international airspace near Alaska on Monday. According to the statement, the Alaskan Region of NORAD detected, tracked, positively identified, and intercepted the aircraft.
The statement added that Russian activity in the area is neither a threat nor provocative by the United States and occurs regularly. The Russian aircraft remained in international airspace, and international standards conducted the intercept.
NORAD further clarified that the Russian flight activity is unrelated to the recent NORAD and US operations associated with unidentified airborne objects over North America in the last two weeks.
The announcement highlights the continued monitoring and cooperation between the US and its allies to ensure the safety and security of international airspace.