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NORAD F-22s intercept 4 Russian spy planes off Alaskan coast

NORAD F-22s intercept 4 Russian spy planes off Alaskan coast

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June 27 (UPI) -- North American Aerospace Defense Command aircraft intercepted four Russian Tu-142 spy planes entering the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone on Saturday. According to NORAD, U.S. F-22s, with assistance from KC-135 air refuelers and E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System, intercepted the Tu-142s, which came within 65 nautical miles of the Aleutian island chain off the coast of Alaska and "loitered in the ADIZ for nearly 8 hours." Advertisement The planes remained in international airspace and did not fly into U.S. or Canadian airspace. The interception marks the second incidence of a Russian aircraft near the U.S. border this week and the 10th this year, with multiple incidents taking place this month near the coast of Alaska. On Wednesday NORAD F-22s intercepted two...
NORAD, Royal Canadian Air Force intercept Russian plane off Alaskan coast

NORAD, Royal Canadian Air Force intercept Russian plane off Alaskan coast

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March 10 (UPI) -- U.S. and Canadian forces worked together to intercept two Russian reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of Alaska Monday, according to North America Aerospace Defense Command and the Royal Canadian Air Force. U.S. F-22 stealth jets and Canadian CF-18 fighters intercepted two Russian Tu-142 maritime aircraft in the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone, or ADIZ, Monday. The Russian aircraft did not enter U.S. or Canadian airspace, but did come "as close as 50 nautical miles to the Alaskan coast," according to NORAD's official Twitter account. According to NORAD, U.S. fighter jets escorted the Tu-142 in the Alaskan ADIZ for about four hours. "NORAD continues to operate in the Arctic across multiple domains," said General Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, NORAD Commander. "As w...
Brazil indicts The Intercept founder Glenn Greenwald

Brazil indicts The Intercept founder Glenn Greenwald

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Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in Brazil have filed charges against American journalist Glenn Greenwald, founder of The Intercept, accusing him of cybercrimes, court documents made public Tuesday indicate. The government said Greenwald "helped, encouraged and oriented" members of a criminal organization that hacked the cellphones of multiple public officials last year, including prosecutors. The Intercept published articles based on the cellphone records he allegedly helped hackers obtain. The records included messages the website said provided "unprecedented insight into the operations of the anti-corruption task force that transformed Brazilian politics and gained worldwide attention." The documents included messages from Justice Minister Sergio Moro, who previously led the task force. T...
China: Intercept of U.S. surveillance plane was 'legal, necessary'

China: Intercept of U.S. surveillance plane was 'legal, necessary'

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July 25 (UPI) -- China on Tuesday said a weekend encounter between two Chinese fighter jets and a U.S. reconnaissance plane over the East China Sea was "legal, necessary and professional."The Chinese ministry of defense issued a statement defending the incident, which the United States said nearly caused a collision.The Pentagon said the two Chinese J-10 aircraft intercepted the U.S. Navy P-3 surveillance plane while it was operating over international waters."The aircrew deemed the intercept unsafe and unprofessional," Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Christopher Logan said.A U.S. official said one of the Chinese planes flew beneath the U.S. plane and maneuvered to reappear 300 feet ahead.The intercept caused the U.S. pilot to "take evasive action to avoid collision," the official said, also n...