WADS Related Fact Sheets

  • Operation Noble Eagle (ONE)

    The control of North American airspace is a primary mission for NORAD personnel. NORAD identifies, monitors, and tracks suspect air traffic approaching and traveling through North American Airspace.

  • F-16 Fighting Falcon

    The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. It provides a relatively low-cost, high-performance weapon system for the United States and allied nations.

  • E-3 Sentry (AWACS)

    MissionThe E-3 Sentry is an airborne warning and control system, or AWACS, aircraft with an integrated command and control battle management, or C2BM, surveillance, target detection, and tracking platform.  The aircraft provides an accurate, real-time picture of the battlespace to the Joint Air

  • F-22 Factsheet

    MissionThe F-22 Raptor is the Air Force's newest fighter aircraft. Its combination of stealth, supercruise, maneuverability, and integrated avionics, coupled with improved supportability, represents an exponential leap in warfighting capabilities. The Raptor performs both air-to-air and

  • North American Aerospace Defense Command

    The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is a United States and Canada bi-national organization charged with the missions of aerospace warning and aerospace control for North America. Aerospace warning includes the detection, validation, and warning of attack against North America

  • 1st AF Mission

    MissionWith its headquarters at Tyndall Air Force Base in the community of Panama City, Fla., First Air Force (Air Forces Northern) is one of three numbered air forces assigned to Headquarters Air Combat Command. It has sole responsibility for ensuring the aerospace control and air defense of the

  • Continental U.S. NORAD Region

    A component of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), the Continental U.S. NORAD Region (CONR) provides airspace surveillance and control and directs aerospace control activities for the continental United States (CONUS).

  • F-15 Eagle

    Mission The F-15 Eagle is an all-weather, extremely maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to permit the Air Force to gain and maintain air supremacy over the battlefield. Features The Eagle's air superiority is achieved through a mixture of unprecedented maneuverability and acceleration, range,

  • Legend of Bigfoot

    The legends of Bigfoot go back beyond recorded history and cover the world. In North America -- and particularly the Northwest -- you can hear tales of seven-foot-tall "hairy men" stalking the woods, occasionally scaring campers, lumberjacks, hikers and the like.Bigfoot is known by many titles with

  • NORAD's Santa Tracking Website

    www.noradsanta.org   All the preparations for this year are in place! Return on Christmas Eve to track St. Nick on his magical flight around the world! Until then, come back each day to receive updates from the North Pole and to discover new surprises in the Kids' Countdown. For more than 50 years,