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    NORAD Conducts Bomber Intercept Exercise with U.S. Strategic Command

    NORAD Conducts Bomber Intercept Exercise with U.S. Strategic Command

    Courtesy Photo | NORAD CF-18s and F-16s, supported by KC-135 stratotankers, conducted intercepts of the...... read more read more

    COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, UNITED STATES

    05.11.2020

    Courtesy Story

    North American Aerospace Defense Command

    PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. —– North American Aerospace Defense Command conducted an air defense exercise that included an intercept of U.S. Strategic Command bombers on May 11 to demonstrate the air defense capabilities of Canada and the United States.

    NORAD CF-18s and F-16s, supported by KC-135 stratotankers, conducted intercepts of the USSTRATCOM B-1s as it entered the Canadian Air Defense Identification Zone and again as it entered the Continental U.S. NORAD Region.

    “Conducting multiple intercepts across NORAD’s Canadian and Continental U.S. Regions exercised our ability to defend the homelands,” said General Terrence O’Shaughnessy, Commander NORAD. “While we are combatting COVID-19 we remain closely linked with our other combatant commands. Our collective work enhances our ability to deter, detect and, if necessary, defeat any threat to North America.”

    NORAD employs a layered defense network of radars, satellites, and fighter aircraft to identify aircraft and determine the appropriate response. The identification and monitoring of aircraft entering a U.S. or Canadian ADIZ demonstrates how NORAD executes its aerospace warning and aerospace control missions for the United States and Canada.

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    Date Taken: 05.11.2020
    Date Posted: 05.13.2020 12:31
    Story ID: 369892
    Location: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, US 

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