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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Russian Tu-95 Bomber Intercepted By Japanese Air Force Jets

Tu-95 Bear DA Russian Tu-95 bomber was intercepted off the coast of Japan on two separate occasions on Mar. 20, according to the Japanese Ministry of Defense, which released the details of the incident on Monday.

The bomber, also known as the Bear from its name in NATO code, was spotted over the Korean Strait between South Korea and Japan’s Kyushu Island before being intercepted by F-15J fighters and escorted away from the busy strait.

The same bomber was then tracked flying north from the East China Sea from the west to the north of Japan before crossing the disputed Kuril Islands into the Sea of Okhotsk and back into Russian territory.

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