North American Aerospace Defense Command U.S. Fighter Jets Intercept 2 Russian Bombers, 2 Fighters off Western Coast of Alaska By Tim Ellis • Sep 13, 2018 NORAD Two U.S. fighter jets intercepted four Russian warplanes off the west coast of Alaska Tuesday. It’s the second time this month that fighters have scrambled to intercept Russian aircraft that’ve approached U.S. airspace around Alaska. U.S., Canadian Fighters Intercept Russian Aircraft Flying Near Arctic Coastline By Tim Ellis • Sep 22, 2014 Wikipedia.org Russian aircraft have buzzed Alaskan and Canadian coastlines at least twice last week. And in response, U.S. and Canadian air forces sent jets to intercept them.