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News | June 15, 2010

NORAD and Russian Air Force plan cooperative air defense exercise

By NORAD and USNORTHCOM Public Affairs

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – The North America Aerospace Defense Command and the Russian Air Force plan to conduct a cooperative air defense exercise focused on combating terrorism.

This exercise will take place in Russian and U.S. airspace to include Western Alaska and Eastern Russia in early August 2010. The scenario will involve both Russian and U.S. aircraft monitoring an international flight seized by terrorists.

The media are invited to cover this milestone exercise as it takes place. Media representatives are invited to observe the exercise from the Alaskan NORAD Region Command Center at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Anchorage, Alaska.

Media interested in covering this exercise should contact the Alaska NORAD Region Public Affairs office at 907-552-2341 or the NORAD Public Affairs office at 719-554-6889 by July 1, 2010.

Media representatives are also invited to observe the exercise from the Russian Federation Air Force Control Center in Moscow. Contact Lt Col Vladimir Vladimirovich Drikh,, for additional information regarding media opportunities in the Russian Federation.