In the Far East, have successfully passed the military exercise Vigilant Eagle

Joint exercises of Canadian, American and Russian military have been in the Arctic. Training operation "Vigilant Eagle" consisted of two phases. At first, the fighters had to make a visual inspection of the American passenger plane, which the script was in the air over Alaska and did not respond to requests for air traffic controllers.

In the second phase of the exercise, on Monday, the aircraft does not signal, nearer to the North American coast from Russia and then returned to the Russian airspace. At all stages of the exercise between NORAD and the Russian military to exchange information.

Unified Command of the North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD) has already managed to give a high evaluation exercises. "During these two days, everything went flawlessly, — said the representative of NORAD in an interview with the news agency" Kanadien press. " — Between the representatives of Canadian, American and Russian Air Force maintained good contact. "

He also said that in comparison with last year's exercise was taken into account accumulated experience of communication between the participants operations. "Both sides knew what to expect and at what stage can occur or that event — he added. — It is very helpful in communications "- ITAR-TASS.

Recall that in the course of the first exercises "Vigilant Eagle", which took place in 2010, the Russian and U.S. military cooperation practiced in case of acquisition by terrorists of civil aircraft. The task of the pilots were captured aircraft maintenance and transfer of control over him from Air Force One Air Force other countries. Exercises provide a military cooperation agreement, which was signed by the Presidents of the Russian Federation and the United States of America.

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