"Two of the Russian bombers were intercepted by two F-22s, and a second group of bombers with Su-35 fighters was intercepted later by two additional F-22s, while the E-3 provided overall surveillance", NORAD said, adding that "the Russian bombers and fighters remained in worldwide airspace and at no time did the aircraft enter United States or Canadian sovereign airspace".
The incident comes as the Defense Department's biannual Northern Edge exercise is in full swing in Alaska.
The Tu-95MS strategic bombers spent over 12 hours in the air, the ministry specified.
A short time later, two additional Tu-95s and two Sukhoi Su-35 fighters were identified and intercepted by two other NORAD F-22s.
The intercept comes amid heightened tensions between Russian Federation and the U.S. on a wide range of geopolitical issues.
Four US Air Force F-22 stealth fighter jets intercepted two Russian bombers and two Su-35s as they carried out sorties in worldwide airspace off the coast of Alaska earlier this week, the North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) said in a statement on Tuesday.
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"Our ability to deter and defeat threats to our citizens and vital infrastructure starts with detecting, tracking and positively identifying aircraft in our airspace", said Air Force Gen. Terrence O'Shaughnessy, commander of NORAD, in a statement posted on Twitter.
Russian Federation has conducted several missions within the ADIZ in recent years.
The interaction between Russian and US air crews was "safe and professional" and the Russian planes remained at all times in global airspace, Hillier said.
In a later statement, NORAD said its "ability to deter and defeat threats" begins with "detecting, tracking, and positively identifying" non-American aircraft in US airspace.
"NORAD fighters intercepted Russian bombers+fighters entering Alaskan ADIZ May 20".
The United States has four Air Defense Identification Zones.