Joint military exercises for the Canadian and Russian armed forces in North America 2808122

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Defense News - Russia

 
 
Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 06:38 PM
 
Joint military exercises for the Canadian and Russian armed forces in North America.
A group of Russian armed forces will take part in the military drills with Canada to be held next Monday in North America, a military official said Saturday, August 25, 2012. The Watchful Eagle-2012 anti-terrorism exercise, slated for Aug. 27 to Aug. 29, will take place in the United States and Canada.
     
A group of Russian armed forces will take part in the military drills with Canada to be held next Monday in North America, a military official said Saturday, August 25, 2012. The Watchful Eagle-2012 anti-terrorism exercise, slated for Aug. 27 to Aug. 29, will take place in the United States and Canada.
Russian soldiers take part of joint military exercises with Canadian army.
     

The First Group of Russian forces, including air force officials from the Eastern Military District, have left Moscow and would join works at the Colorado headquarters in the U.S., military spokesman Alexander Gordeyev told Interfax news agency.

The second delegation would engage in works at the backup headquarters in Alaska, according to Gordeyev.

The aim of the drills is to improve coordination and interaction between the Russian armed forces and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) in case of aircraft hijacking.

NORAD is a joint organization of the U.S. and Canada that provides aerospace warning, air sovereignty and defense for the two countries.

The Russian delegation would also visit the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs at the invitation of U.S. officials, Gordeyev said.

 

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