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Russian long-range anti-submarine aircraft frightened American nuclear submarines in the Pacific Ocean

Russian long-range anti-submarine aircraft frightened American nuclear submarines.

American nuclear submarines stationed in the North Pacific, not far from the coasts of the United States and Canada, were frightened by the unexpected appearance of the Russian Tu-142 long-range anti-submarine aircraft. Judging by the fact that two American F-22 fighters flew at once to intercept the Russian aircraft, the situation with the appearance of a Russian aircraft capable of destroying both surface and underwater targets was regarded by the American military command as critical. It is noteworthy that Russian Tu-142s twice approached the US borders, and, judging by earlier assumptions, at least one American nuclear submarine is currently based in the same area.

According to the US Department of Defense, from August 8 to August 10, Russian long-range anti-submarine Tu-142 aircraft of the Pacific Fleet twice approached the Alaska air defense identification zone, and therefore the duty F-22A fighters of the US Air Force were forced to take off to escort him . The American military command does not give any specific circumstances, however, the rise of aircraft to escort an anti-submarine turboprop aircraft indicates that the United States seriously feared that the Tu-142 could work out actions against American nuclear submarines.

It is noteworthy that the United States did not control the flight of Russian Tu-142s, since their appearance turned out to be quite unexpected.

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