NORAD also said that the Russian plane reached 65 nautical miles south of Alaska’s Aleutian island chain and prowled ADIZ for nearly eight hours. He added that the Russians remained in international airspace and at no time entered the sovereign airspace of the United States or Canada.
“This year alone, NORAD forces have identified and intercepted Russian military aircraft, including bombers, fighters, and maritime patrol aircraft, on ten separate occasions when they have flown to ADIZ,” said NORAD commander General Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy. .
“Despite COVID-19, we remain fully prepared and able to carry out our national defense mission without fail,” he said.