Mar 16, 2021
YELLOWKNIFE, NWT - NORAD CF-18s and F-15s conduct a northern air defense patrol over the Beaufort Sea during exercise AMALGAM DART that ran from August 17-21. North American Aerospace Defense Command’s Arctic air defense exercise, Amalgam Dart 20-05 involved flights ranging from the Beaufort Sea to Thule, Greenland. Amalgam Dart 20-05 provides NORAD the opportunity to hone air defense skills as Canadian and U.S. forces operate together in the Arctic. A bi-national Canadian and American command, NORAD employs a network of space-based, aerial and ground-based sensors, air-to-air refueling tankers, and fighter aircraft, controlled by a sophisticated command and control network to deter, detect and defend against aerial threats that originate outside or within North American airspace. Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 fighter aircraft, CP-140 long-range patrol aircraft , and a CC-150T air refueler; as well as U.S. Air Force F-15 fighter aircraft, KC-10 refueler, and C-17 transport aircraft will participate in the exercise.


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