Fighter jets of the North American Aerospace Defense Command are scheduled to conduct exercises over northern Ohio between noon and 2 p.m. today.
Ohioans may hear or see fighter jets close to each other between the Marion and Toledo areas, the Air Force said.
The exercises could be delayed or canceled due to weather, according to the Air Force.
To test responses, systems and equipment, the military conducts exercises with a variety of scenarios, including airspace restriction violations, hijackings and responding to unknown aircraft. All exercises are carefully planned and closely controlled, the Air Force said.
It has conducted exercises like this throughout Canada and the United States since the start of Operation Noble Eagle, the command’s response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
The North American Aerospace Defense Command is a joint Canadian-American command that provides land and sea maritime warnings, and military air control, for Canada and the United States.
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