Sunday, August 10, 2014

Phoenix sky to be site of fighter-jet exercises Tuesday

North American Aerospace Defense Command will conduct intercept and identification procedures over the Phoenix area on Aug. 12 around midday, according to a statement from the organization.

The exercise flights are set to occur between 10 a.m. and noon on Tuesday, although the flights may be delayed due to weather, the statement said.

The organization said people may hear and see NORAD aircraft flying in close proximity to military aircraft, which will be taking on the role of an "aircraft of interest."

NORAD conducts scenario training including airspace restriction violations, hijackings and responding to unknown aircraft, the statement said.

NORAD is the bi-national Canadian and American command that provides maritime warning, aerospace warning and aerospace control for Canada and the United States, according to the statement.

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