US Air Force and Canadian Air Force defeat four fighter jets to intercept two Russian bombers approaching from North American airspace off the coast of Alaska. NORAD "identified 2x strategic strategic bombers of Russian Tu-160 Blackjack"
Lauren Fruen for Dailymail.com
The US and Canadian Air Forces were forced on Saturday to defeat four fighter jets to intercept two Russian bombers approaching off the coast of Alaska off the North American airspace.
Two US Air Force F-22 fighters and two Canadian CF-18 aircraft escorted the supersonic nuclear aircraft after they were discovered across North America.
Both jets "remained in international airspace," according to the North American Aerospace Command (NORAD).
identified two Russian strategic Tu-160 blackjack bombers that invaded the Canadian Air Defense Identification Zone.
The US and C Anadian Air Force crashed four fighter jets to intercept two Russian bombers that were off the North American airspace off the coast Alaska Approached
Both jets "stayed in the international Airspace, "said the North American Aerospace Defense Command.
NORAD tweeted: "An E-3 AWACS, 2x F-22, 2x CF-18 fighter plane from NORAD has identified two Russian Tu-160 blackjack strategy bombers that are in the Canadian Air Defense Identification Zone invade January 26, 2019.
"Bombers remained in international airspace and entered no territory."
The US Air Force sent aircraft from its Alaskan Air Force Base.  It is the first known Russian flight near North America this year.
In September, the US Air Force fighters were twice forced to intercept two Russian bombers off the coast of Alaska.
The first interception took place on 1 September when another pair of Russian bombers flew nearby.
These aircraft were also intercepted by F-22 fighters after they entered the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone south of the Aleutian Islands.
Two weeks later, two more Russian bombers were discovered in the same area.
The Commander of NORAD, General Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, then said, "Homeland is no longer a sanctuary. The ability to fend off and defeat threats to our citizens, vital infrastructure and national institutions begins with the successful detection of aircraft of interest approaching, clearly tracking and uniquely identifying US and Canadian airspace. "