North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)
Défense aérienne de l'Amérique du Nord
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1958-05 Colorado Springs CO USA
May 1958, Colorado Springs CO (USA), as North American Air Defense Command, by US and Canada. Present name adopted 1 May 1981. Also referred to as North American Air Defence System. Follows Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD), established 1 Sep 1954.
Detect aerial and missile attacks aimed at the North American continent; coordinate air defences.
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