Two Russian MiG-31 and Su-35 fighters escorted two B-1 bombers to the US Air Force in the sky over the Bering Sea. It was reported today, October 21, in the Russian National Center of Defense Control (NCDC).
Two targets approaching the state border were discovered today over neutral waters of the Bering Sea. For the purpose of identification of air targets and prevention of violation of Russian state border, MiG-31 and Su-35 fighters were raised into the air from the structure of air defense duty forces of Eastern military district, as it was pointed out in the military department.
“The Russian fighter crews identified the air targets as two strategic B-1 bombers in the U.S. Air Force and escorted them over the Bering Sea,” the NCSO noted.
It is noted that no violations of the state border were committed, and after the U.S. aircraft were removed from the border, the Russian fighters returned safely to the base airfield.