Sullivan Reacts to Latest U.S. Air Force Intercept of Russian Aircraft

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement in reaction to the Wednesday evening intercept of Russian bombers and fighter aircraft by U.S. Air Force F-22 stealth fighters within the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone.


“The airmen of the U.S. Air Force’s 3rd Wing and the Alaska National Guard continue to demonstrate their professionalism in response to the most recent Russian incursion into the U.S. Air Defense Zone near Chariot, Alaska. As Russia continues to fly bombers – and for the first time, Su-35 fighter aircraft – off the coast of Alaska, I am proud to know that U.S. Air Force F-22s, AWACS, KC-135 tankers, and many Alaska Guardsmen stand ready to immediately defend the great State of Alaska and America's sovereignty.”


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