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NORAD F-22s intercept 4 Russian spy planes off Alaskan coast

NORAD F-22s intercept 4 Russian spy planes off Alaskan coast

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June 27 (UPI) -- North American Aerospace Defense Command aircraft intercepted four Russian Tu-142 spy planes entering the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone on Saturday. According to NORAD, U.S. F-22s, with assistance from KC-135 air refuelers and E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System, intercepted the Tu-142s, which came within 65 nautical miles of the Aleutian island chain off the coast of Alaska and "loitered in the ADIZ for nearly 8 hours." Advertisement The planes remained in international airspace and did not fly into U.S. or Canadian airspace. The interception marks the second incidence of a Russian aircraft near the U.S. border this week and the 10th this year, with multiple incidents taking place this month near the coast of Alaska. On Wednesday NORAD F-22s intercepted two...
Four U.S. combatant commands, NORAD conduct homeland defense exercise

Four U.S. combatant commands, NORAD conduct homeland defense exercise

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May 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. Northern Command on Friday announced an Atlantic Ocean exercise involving four other combatant commands and led by the USS Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group. The unprecedented, large-scale exercise involves homeland defense operations and the involvement of the U.S. Northern Command, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, the U.S. Transportation Command, the U.S. Strategic Command and the U.S. Space Command. Advertisement With Canadian fighter planes also participating, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, is also involved. The exercise, which started Friday, is the first time that four U.S. combatant commands have worked together in a military exercise. Homeland defense operations, exercising joint integration, conducting multi-natio...
NORAD, Royal Canadian Air Force intercept Russian plane off Alaskan coast

NORAD, Royal Canadian Air Force intercept Russian plane off Alaskan coast

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March 10 (UPI) -- U.S. and Canadian forces worked together to intercept two Russian reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of Alaska Monday, according to North America Aerospace Defense Command and the Royal Canadian Air Force. U.S. F-22 stealth jets and Canadian CF-18 fighters intercepted two Russian Tu-142 maritime aircraft in the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone, or ADIZ, Monday. The Russian aircraft did not enter U.S. or Canadian airspace, but did come "as close as 50 nautical miles to the Alaskan coast," according to NORAD's official Twitter account. According to NORAD, U.S. fighter jets escorted the Tu-142 in the Alaskan ADIZ for about four hours. "NORAD continues to operate in the Arctic across multiple domains," said General Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, NORAD Commander. "As w...
NORAD, U.S., Canada to conduct defense exercise this week

NORAD, U.S., Canada to conduct defense exercise this week

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Oct. 23 (UPI) -- NORAD and U.S. Northern Command will partner with the Canadian Joint Operations Command to conduct their 13th annual homeland defense exercise, Vigilant Shield 19, from their home bases at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado on Oct. 24-28, 2018. The rapid response event will deploy more than 5,500 personnel across air, land, maritime, space and cyber to test and grade the ability of NORAD, USNORTHCOM and the Canadian Joint Operations Command to defend the homeland during an attack, U.S. Northern Command said on Tuesday. The event is a Command Post Exercise that uses simulated forces and requires the commander, staff and communications to operate within and between headquarters. NORAD is a bi-national command shared by the U.S. and Canada, in charge of aerospace warning an...