NORAD to conduct training exercises in midstate skies

November 14, 2012 

The North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, is expected to conduct exercise flights over Middle Georgia Wednesday.

Residents may see or hear NORAD-controlled fighter jets near military or military-contracted aircraft as the NORAD jets practice intercept and identification procedures, according to a news release.

The exercises are used to test responses, systems and equipment. They use a variety of scenarios, including airspace restriction violations, hijackings and responding to unknown aircraft, the release states.

NORAD started conducting these types of exercises after the 9/11 attacks.

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