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Old 04-11-2012, 03:11 AM   #26
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interesting they didn't bring it into YVR.
It would be stupid to bring in an airliner with a possible bomb threat into a dense city...

If it were true and it detonate near residential area, it would be chaos..
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I wonder what kind of info the caller provided to be deemed an 'actual threat.' Too bad we'll never likely find out.

Is this the prequel to the launch of the North's long range 'satellite' rocket? I expect the latter to be as equally anticlimactic.
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:56 AM   #28
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why did the US fighter jets intercept? shouldnt it be the Canadian military? Didnt the government buy billions of dollars worth of new fight jets?
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why did the US fighter jets intercept? shouldnt it be the Canadian military? Didnt the government buy billions of dollars worth of new fight jets?
Did you not read the thread, its not like its a 5+ page thread, answer is here http://www.revscene.net/forums/66628...ml#post7881990
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why did the US fighter jets intercept? shouldnt it be the Canadian military? Didnt the government buy billions of dollars worth of new fight jets?


I take it you don't keep up with the news.

F-35s have not been bought yet and are still largely in the testing phase.
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The F-15s that conducted the intercept were scrambled from Portland.
Where is the Canadian Air force ?
Not where they should be, largely due to funding. You give us no money, you won't get the full net of protection from your own forces. Pretty ironic (moronic really) that people complain that Billions of dollars are being invested in the Forces, and at the same time piss and moan when adequate protection is lacking. Get used to it, it's the fault of every Canadian for underestimating the importance of National Defence.
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Not where they should be, largely due to funding. You give us no money, you won't get the full net of protection from your own forces. Pretty ironic (moronic really) that people complain that Billions of dollars are being invested in the Forces, and at the same time piss and moan when adequate protection is lacking. Get used to it, it's the fault of every Canadian for underestimating the importance of National Defence.
Spot on.

Any idea how frequently the jets are on QRA in Comox?
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7seven knows his stuff I think you'd all be surprised how often the USNG and USN have jets in Canadian airspace, and we should be thankful they're there.

And a huge +1 to Belka's post.
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Comox is largely SAR. Canada has less than 100 Combat ready jets at any given moment.... so yeah...
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Spot on.

Any idea how frequently the jets are on QRA in Comox?
Posting those details would be a breach of OPSEC.
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There is no point on having C/F-18s stationed at Comox. Any hostile aircraft/object coming off the ocean would have been spotted by NORAD/NORAD Canada early enough to scramble jets from Cold Lake, or by the US. Anything coming through Alaska, would be taken care of by NORAD Alaska, and the USAF. Cold Lake, AB is an idea location to protect our northern boundaries i.e. the Canadian Arctic.
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We contribute to NORAD.. it is NORAD responsibility to protect Canadian territorial airspace?

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Not where they should be, largely due to funding. You give us no money, you won't get the full net of protection from your own forces. Pretty ironic (moronic really) that people complain that Billions of dollars are being invested in the Forces, and at the same time piss and moan when adequate protection is lacking. Get used to it, it's the fault of every Canadian for underestimating the importance of National Defence.
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have to scramble USAF F-15's from Oregon..

we should definitely cancel those F35's
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We contribute to NORAD.. it is NORAD responsibility to protect Canadian territorial airspace?
NORAD is a bi-national organization, and is split into three different regions. It seems that each region is responsible for their own assigned areas.

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The Canadian NORAD Region (CANR) is headquartered with the 1 Canadian Air Division in Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANR executes a variety of tasks to defend Canadian airspace, including identifying and tracking all aircraft entering Canadian airspace, exercising operational command and control of all air defense forces in CANR and operations in support of other government departments and agencies. The 1 Canadian Air Division is responsible for providing CANR with combat-ready air forces to meet Canada’s commitment to the defense of North America and maintain the sovereignty of North American airspace. CANR CF-18 Hornet fighter aircraft are on continuous alert to respond to any potential aerial threat to the safety of Canada and Canadians.

The Continental NORAD Region (CONR) provides airspace surveillance and control and directs air sovereignty activities for the continental United States (CONUS). Co-located with Headquarters First Air Force at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, a Combined Air Operations Center coordinates CONR sector activities and executes the NORAD air sovereignty mission for the continental United States. CONR plans, conducts, controls, and coordinates all Air Force forces for the Commander of NORAD. The best of the US Air Force and Air National Guard fighter inventory, the F-15 Eagle, F-16 Fighting Falcon and F-22 Raptor, fly as CONR’s primary weapons systems. CONR is presently divided into two defense sectors: the Western Defense Sector, with its headquarters located at McChord Air Force Base, Washington; and the Eastern Defense Sector, with its headquarters located at Rome, New York. Within CONR is the National Capital Region (NCR) in the Washington DC area, which is protected by the NCR Integrated Air Defense System (NCR IADS) consisting of a system of radars, cameras, visual warning system, alert aircraft and Army air defense artillery assets.
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We contribute to NORAD.. it is NORAD responsibility to protect Canadian territorial airspace?
Yes. We've covered for the US before as well.

Canadian fighter jets temporarily fill in for U.S. air defences - North - CBC News
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So the passengers of the flight were shuttled by the military to the Best Western in Courtenay, watched over all night, and were sent on their way today without incident.

I wonder why a bomb threat was made to that specific plane.
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i was wondering why i saw so many people shuffle out of western
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So the passengers of the flight were shuttled by the military to the Best Western in Courtenay, watched over all night, and were sent on their way today without incident.

I wonder why a bomb threat was made to that specific plane.
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