US fighter aircraft have been called out to intercept eight Russian bomber aircraft in the past week, according to information from North American Aerospace Defense Command.

根據北美航空航天防御司令部提供的信息,美國戰斗機在過去一周已經出動攔截了8架俄羅斯轟炸機。

A total of four intercepts have taken place, with two occurring last Wednesday and another two happening Tuesday evening. In one instance, Russian aircraft came within just 20 nautical miles of US shores.

總共發生了四次攔截,其中兩次發生在上周三,另外兩次發生在周二晚上。有一次,俄羅斯飛機飛到了距離美國海岸僅20海里的地方。

NORAD said that Russian aircraft have penetrated its air defense identification zones eight times this year, indicating an uptick in Russian air activity near North America.

北美防空司令部說,俄羅斯飛機今年已經八次穿越其防空識別區,這表明俄羅斯在北美附近的空中活動有所增加。

US Air Force F-22 Raptors have intercepted eight Russian bombers approaching Alaska in the past week as Russia steps up its air patrols near the US.

隨著俄羅斯加強了在美國附近的空中巡邏,美國空軍F-22猛禽在過去一周攔截了八架接近阿拉斯加的俄羅斯轟炸機。


The first Russian aircraft formation consisted of two Tu-95 bombers, two Su-35 fighters, and an A-50 airborne early warning and control aircraft, and the second was made up of two Tu-95 bombers and an A-50. The aircraft came within 32 nautical miles of the Alaskan coastline but never entered US airspace.

第一個俄羅斯飛機編隊由兩架圖-95轟炸機、兩架蘇-35戰斗機和一架A-50機載預警和控制飛機組成,第二個由兩架圖-95轟炸機和一架A-50組成。這架飛機飛到了阿拉斯加海岸線32海里以內,但從未進入過美國領空。

The Russian defense ministry has released a video of the intercept.

俄羅斯國防部公布了一段攔截視頻。


And on Wednesday, June 10, two Russian bomber formations consisting of the same types of planes in the same groupings flew long-range air patrols near the US, forcing NORAD to respond.

6月10日周三,由同一種飛機組成的兩個俄羅斯轟炸機編隊在美國附近進行遠程空中巡邏,迫使北美防空司令部做出回應。

One of the Russian formations came within 20 nautical miles of US shores, but neither aircraft group ever entered US sovereign airspace, which extends 12 nautical miles from US shores. The ADIZ extends 200 nautical miles from the coastline.

俄羅斯的一個編隊距離美國海岸不到20海里,但兩架飛機都沒有進入過距離美國海岸12海里的美國領空。防空識別區從海岸線延伸200海里。

"For the eighth time this year, Russian military aircraft have penetrated our Canadian or Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zones," NORAD commander Gen. Terrence O''Shaughnessy said in a statement Wednesday, adding, "Each and every time NORAD forces were ready to meet this challenge."

北美防空司令部司令Terrence O''Shaughnessy在周三的一份聲明中說,“這是俄羅斯軍機今年第八次侵入我們在加拿大和阿拉斯加的防空識別區?!彼€說,“每一次,北美防空司令部的部隊都準備好迎接這一挑戰?!?

His remarks appear to indicate an uptick in Russian long-range patrol flights near the US. In a statement last year, NORAD said that it has intercepted an average of six to seven Russian sorties entering a NORAD ADIZ since Russia restarted these patrols in 2007.

他的言論似乎表明,俄羅斯在美國附近的遠程巡邏飛行有所增加。在去年的一份聲明中,北美防空司令部表示,自2007年俄羅斯重新開始巡邏以來,平均攔截了6到7架進入該防空識別區的俄羅斯飛機。

The Russian aircraft that enter the ADIZs are not always bomber aircraft. For instance, earlier this year, NORAD fighters intercepted a couple of Russian Tupolev Tu-142MZ maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft that are suspected of surveilling Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2020.

進入防空識別區的俄羅斯飛機并非總是轟炸機。例如,今年早些時候,北美防空司令部的戰斗機就攔截了幾架俄羅斯圖波列夫Tu-142MZ型海上偵察和反潛作戰飛機,這些飛機被懷疑用于偵察2020Ice演習。

In April, O''Shaughnessy told reporters at the Pentagon that Russian air activity near North America as a "continuous effort" to "probe and check and see our responses." He said that NORAD is "postured to maintain that ability to respond at a moment''s notice."

今年4月,O''Shaughnessy在五角大樓對記者說,俄羅斯在北美附近的空中活動是“持續的行動”,目的是“調查、檢查和查看我們的反應”。他說,北美防空司令部“整裝待發,以保持在接到通知后立即作出反應的能力?!?

"We expect to see continued activity there," the general said. "That''s why we''re postured the way we are, and that''s why we''re always ready to respond."

“我們預計在那里會看到持續的活動,”這位將軍說?!斑@就是為什么我們會擺出這樣的姿勢,這也是為什么我們總是準備做出回應?!?br />