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AcronymDefinition
NORADNorth American Aerospace Defense Command (formerly North American Air Defense Command)
NORADNorwegian Agency for Development Co-Operation
NORADNew Outer Ring Allied Democracy (gaming)
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2) NORAD carries out these functions through the use of US national assets (operated by SPACECOM during the Cold War but, with the recent elimination of SPACECOM, now operated by STRATCOM), like the Defence Support Program satellites, BMEWS radars, and communications systems.
NORAD had even dedicated a Santa Tracker Web site for the children to check out Santa's location in the lead up before Christmas.
Google Maps and the NORAD have been providing live stream information of Santa's current location.
Undersecretary Judan thanked the IMO and NORAD for the MEPSEAS Project that would enhance the capabilities of the Philippines to contribute to the strategic goals of the IMO in protecting the marine environment for the operation of ships.
In 2016, NORAD Tracks Santa had more than 1,500 volunteers answering 150,000 phone calls, 2,800 emails and 3,000 On-Star requests from children around the world asking where Santa was and when he would arrive at their house.
The NORAD Tracks Santa program aims to spread good will and cheer during the holiday season while informing the public of the mission of NORAD, which tracks everything that flies in and around North America in defense of the United States and Canada 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Technology and social media have become key to the annual effort, and NORAD Tracks Santa has already attracted a record 1.
The North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, said the jets scrambled from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland when a Cessna's pilot didn't immediately respond to air traffic controllers Sunday afternoon.
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the North American Aerospace Defense Command, not a phone went unanswered at the NORAD Tracks Santa Program desk.
The military jets encountered the Alaska Airlines plane just off the coast of Oregon over the Pacific, NORAD spokesman Al Blondin said.