Russia Sinks Aircraft Carrier 35 Miles Off Hawaii During War Games
HAWAII - The U.S. Navy strike group, along with Pearl Harbor F-22 fighter jets have been placed on standby after Russia sank an aircraft carrier 35 miles from the islands shores.
20 more more Russian ships and submarines with 20 fighter jets flanking them have been carrying out the largest set of war games since the cold war just off the Hawaiian coast. The purpose of the games have been carrying out strategies for sinking aircraft carriers.
On June 17th, the U.S. Navy moved a strike group to the area to monitor the activities closely, which has lead to U.S. forces scrambling F-22 jets twice to take a closer look.
Although Russia claims to be 300 miles from Hawaii's coast, satellite photo's that have yet to be confirmed show their positions to be just 35 miles from the coastline.
The United States scrambled jets on June 17th and June 18th in response to Russian bomber flight patterns, but were not intercepted due to the fact that both times they did not enter the U.S. ADIZ, or Air Defense Identification Zone.