Canadian CF-188 Hornet fighter jets are highlighted in this NORAD exercise Vigilant Shield 2017 at Thule Air Base, Greenland. Thule is the northernmost base of the U.S. Air Force and is home to the 21st Space Wing's global network of sensors providing missile warning, space surveillance and space control to North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Exercise Vigilant Shield is an annual exercise sponsored by The North American Aerospace Defense Command and led by Alaskan NORAD Region, in conjunction with Canadian NORAD Region and Continental NORAD Region, who undertake field training exercises aimed at improving operational capability in a bi-national environment. This exercise provides crucial training opportunities for numerous military personnel with a variety of aircraft and assets from Canada and the United States to improve interoperability and to demonstrate NORAD’s ability to defend North America. Filmed in October 2016.
Film Credits: SrA Shellby Matullo, SrA Jacob Albers