How does NORAD work and what does it do?
To accomplish the aerospace control mission, NORAD uses a network of satellites, ground-based radar, airborne radar and fighters to detect, intercept and, if necessary, engage any air-breathing threat to Canada and the United States.
What is the aerospace warning mission of NORAD?
For the aerospace warning mission, the commander of NORAD provides an integrated tactical warning and attack assessment to the governments of Canada and the United States. To accomplish the aerospace control mission, NORAD uses a network of satellites, ground-based radar, airborne radar and fighters to detect, intercept and,…
What does NORAD stand for in military category?
The NORAD and U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) Command Center serves as a central collection and coordination facility for a worldwide system of sensors designed to provide the commander and the leadership of Canada and the U.S. with an accurate picture of any aerospace or maritime threat.
What’s the difference between NORAD and USNORTHCOM?
NORAD and USNORTHCOM are two distinct commands united in a common purpose. Our motto is “We Have the Watch”. Since 1958, NORAD has dutifully enhanced the common defense of Canada and the U.S. through aerospace warning, aerospace control and maritime warning.
Where is the NORAD headquarters in Colorado Springs?
Headquarters for NORAD and the NORAD/ United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) center are located at Peterson Air Force Base in El Paso County, near Colorado Springs, Colorado. The nearby Cheyenne Mountain Complex has the Alternate Command Center. The NORAD commander and deputy commander (CINCNORAD) are,…
How many acres of land does NORAD use?
Two hundred thirty-five acres of land dedicated to RORO services leaves NORAD with room to grow with our customers. Almost five million autos have been processed by NORAD from approximately 4,750 vessels all exempt from the Harbor Maintenance Fee.