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U.S., Russia in Hijack Test

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colorado — The United States and Russia are planning a joint exercise to see how well they can coordinate their efforts in the event of an international hijacking, the North American Aerospace Defense Command said Monday.

Military aircraft from Russia and NORAD, a joint U.S and Canadian command, will track a plane across the Pacific, at one point handing over responsibility for tracking the plane from the United States to Russia.

On the return trip, the drill will be reversed, NORAD said in a statement.

The exercise is scheduled for Sunday through Tuesday.


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