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29 September 2006 — NORAD scrambled Canadian CF-18s from CFB Cold Lake in Central Alberta and American F-15s out of an airbase in Alaska to intercept "a number of the Russian Tu-95 Bear heavy bombers participating in an annual Russian air force exercise near the coast of Alaska and Canada." This launch was a result of the bombers penetrating the North American Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ). [ [www.forces.gc.ca... DND/CF | News Release | NORAD intercepts Russian aircraft ] ]
originally posted by: NonsensicalUserName
a reply to: LDragonFire
eh; the US and canada constantly fly near their airspace, or china's airspace, or over pakistan, and other countries airspace.
or we sail close off their coastlines.
originally posted by: AllSourceIntel
originally posted by: rockpaperhammock
a reply to: Sremmos80
Every time this happens people say "it happens all the time", but it definitely getting more aggressive...50 miles off the coast is pretty close. It is escalating for sure and there are reports of Russian planes doing similar exercises in Europe. Someone is itching for a fight lol.
That is because it is very common, and any increases in intensity doesn't mean someone is itching for war. It needs to be understood that countries communicate with each other through their militaries as well. That is what Russia is din in addition to testing our reaction, security, etc another poster noted.
We have been expecting this for several years. Same as we are expecting their Navy to deploy more and more as they have.
originally posted by: stirling
Time to station a couple of aegis cruisers out there....50 miles is past the 200 mile exclusion zone, and too close for comfort since they carry cruise missiles.....shoot a couple down theyll stop coming so close I suspect....