Counter-Terrorism: NATO And Russia Rule The Eurasian Skies


June 10, 2010:  NATO and Russia are establishing a shared radar system (the NATO-Russia Council's Cooperative Airspace Initiative) so that the nations involved can easily track aircraft taken by terrorists, or suspected of being controlled by terrorists and undertaking an attack mission. Canada, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Russia, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States have contributed $12.3 million to finance technical work and training. The main control centers for the system will be in Warsaw, Poland, and Moscow, Russia. Most of the air space being covered is in Russia, although more potential targets are in Western Europe. "Coordination Centers" will be in Norway, Russia (three) and Turkey. The operating language of the system will be English. The first live test of the system, to insure it is working, will be in about a year.



Article Archive

Counter-Terrorism: Current 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 



Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 20 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close