Land Force Central Area - Dept of National Defence



Land Force Central Area - Dept of National Defence

June 14, 2010 10:40 ET

Public Service Announcement: Air Operations Preparations Underway

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 14, 2010) - As the G-8 and G-20 Summits approach, the Canadian Forces (CF) is continuing preparations in support of the RCMP-led G8-G20 Integrated Security Unit (ISU). Residents in the southern Ontario region may see and hear various military aircraft leading up to and during the summit period.

Members of the public may notice CH-146 Griffon and CH-124 Sea King helicopters, CP-140 Aurora patrol aircraft, and CF-18 Hornet fighter aircraft flying during the month of June. Due to the nature of security operations, further details including aircraft numbers, specific times, points of departure and flight paths will not be provided.

Both air component support to RCMP, which includes patrols and airlift of people and equipment, and NORAD assistance in the form of aerospace warning and control may be seen during this time.

The G8-G20 ISU is a joint forces team comprised of security experts collaborating together to ensure the safety of the Heads of State and the community. It includes members of the RCMP, Ontario Provincial Police, Toronto Police Services and Peel Regional Police, as well as the Canadian Forces. NORAD is working closely with the ISU as one of the partners involved in security operations.

The public can find more information at www.g8-g20isu.ca.

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