Canada & US Scramble Fighters To Intercept Russian Bombers On Coast

Two Russian Tu-160 Blackjack bombers were met by two CF-18s and two F-22s.

Canada and the United States had to scramble fighters as two Russian Tu-160 Blackjack bombers came close to the northwestern coastline of North America.

Here’s what NORAD said on Twitter:

“An E-3 AWACS, 2x F-22, 2x CF-18 fighter jets from NORAD positively identified 2x Russian Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers entering the Canadian Air Defense Identification Zone on January 26, 2019. Bombers remained in international airspace and did not enter sovereign territory”

This – along with Russia’s military build up in the north – is yet another reason why Canada must boost our military spending, fix our garbage procurement system – and ensure that our nation has strong defences.

Even if it costs many billions of dollars, we must pay what is necessary to build up our forces and protect Canada.

Spencer Fernando

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