According to CNN reports, USA military confirmed the escort in a statement, saying two Alaska-based F-22 fighters "intercepted and visually identified the Russian bombers".
Russian Tupolev Tu-95 turboprop-powered strategic bombers fly above the Kremlin during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade in Moscow on May 4, 2018.
Two separate protection officers reached by Fox Information stated the Russian bombers got here inside 55 miles of Alaska's west coast.
The Russian long-range bombers on Friday flew into the Air Defence Identification Zone, which extends approximately 321 km off Alaska's western coast, CNN reported.
'At no time did the Russian bombers enter North American sovereign airspace, ' Hennessy said in a statement to AFP.
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Two F-22 fighter jets from the third Wing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, conduct strategy coaching, on this U.S. Air Drive image taken March 24, 2016.
After intercepting American planes watched the Tu-95 until they left identification zone in the Western direction.
12 May marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of NORAD, a joint US-Canadian command charged with aerospace warning and control for North America.
The last such intercept of Russian aircraft by United States jets took place May 3, 2017.
That incident, in which Russian aircraft came within 20 feet of the Navy surveillance plane, was criticized by a U.S. Navy spokeswoman lat month.