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NORAD Statement in response to 9-11 Commission

By NORAD Public Affairs | November 07, 2003

Since 9-11, NORAD has taken extraordinary steps to ensure the safety and security of Americans and Canadians and our key infrastructure. We have increased the number of fighters on alert, improved radar surveillance capabilities and communication connectivity. We have also made improvements in airspace control measures and enhanced inter-agency coordination.

Additionally, we have flown more than 32,000 sorties and diverted air patrols or scrambled fighters more than 1,500 times.

NORAD is committed to providing timely and complete responses to the 9-ll Commission's requests for information.

To date, we have made available transcripts and audio tracks regarding the September 11 terrorist attacks on our Nation.

We will provide any and all appropriate information that we have and will continue to fully cooperate with the Commission.