North American Aerospace Defense Command - updates

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Washington airspace alert sparks White House lockdown

Nov 27, 2019 - 10:47 AM

The North American Aerospace Defense Command deploys a US Coast Guard helicopter to investigate what appeared to be an unidentified aircraft nearing tightly controlled Washington airspace but found nothing

Where's Santa? U.S.-Canadian military command tracking St Nick

Dec 25, 2017 - 7:36 AM

(UPDATED) As it has done every year since 1955, a Canadian and American defense agency is tracking the jolly old man's path around the globe in his reindeer-powered sleigh

SANTA TRACKER. The North American Aerospace Defense Command tracks the route of Santa Claus. Screenshot from

Russian fighters intercepted by US near Alaska

Sep 20, 2014 - 8:43 AM

Although Russian aircraft have entered the zone previously it was the first time in a long time that fighter jets passed through the area says a US defense official

Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Fighter jets escort Cuba-bound Canadian jet back to Canada

Aug 28, 2014 - 11:56 AM

Authorities at Pearson International Airport arrested 2 females after flight diverted back to Toronto for disruptive behavior onboard

In this file photo, a Sunwing Boeing 737-800 aircraft approaches Shannon airport in Shannon, Ireland, 20 September 2011. Paul Nelhams/Wikimedia Commons