Operation Noble Defender

An RCAF CF-188 Hornet from 3 Wing Bagotville conducts air-to-air refueling with an RCAF CC-150T Polaris air-to-air refueling and tactical air lift aircraft over Davis Straight near Iqaluit, Nunavut, during NORAD Operation Noble Defender, Friday September 10, 2021. Photo by: PO2 Rene Duguay, Imagery tech. OP NOBLE DEFENDER, 3 Wing Imagery. Operation NOBLE DEFENDER is under the operational control of the Canadian NORAD Region Headquarters and demonstrates agile and dynamic force employment to and from critical NORAD forward operating locations along North America’s northern approaches.
An RCAF CF-188 Hornet from 3 Wing Bagotville conducts air-to-air refueling with an RCAF CC-150T Polaris air-to-air refueling and tactical air lift aircraft over Davis Straight near Iqaluit, Nunavut, during NORAD Operation Noble Defender, Friday September 10, 2021. Photo by: PO2 Rene Duguay, Imagery tech. OP NOBLE DEFENDER, 3 Wing Imagery. Operation NOBLE DEFENDER is under the operational control of the Canadian NORAD Region Headquarters and demonstrates agile and dynamic force employment to and from critical NORAD forward operating locations along North America’s northern approaches.

An RCAF CF-188 Hornet from 3 Wing Bagotville conducts air-to-air refueling with an RCAF CC-150T Polaris air-to-air refueling and tactical air lift aircraft over Davis Straight near Iqaluit, Nunavut, during NORAD Operation Noble Defender, Friday September 10, 2021. Photo by: PO2 Rene Duguay, Imagery tech. OP NOBLE DEFENDER, 3 Wing Imagery.
Operation NOBLE DEFENDER is under the operational control of the Canadian NORAD Region Headquarters and demonstrates agile and dynamic force employment to and from critical NORAD forward operating locations along North America’s northern approaches.

Members of 3 Wing Bagotville board a CC-150 Polaris, on September 8, 2021, at 3 Wing Bagotville, Quebec, ready to depart to Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada for NORAD Operation Noble Defender 21-4.1 Photo by: PO2 Rene Duguay, Imagery tech.     Op NOBLE DEFENDER, 3 Wing Imagery. Operation NOBLE DEFENDER is under the operational control of the Canadian NORAD Region Headquarters and demonstrates agile and dynamic force employment to and from critical NORAD forward operating locations along North America’s northern approaches.
Members of 3 Wing Bagotville board a CC-150 Polaris, on September 8, 2021, at 3 Wing Bagotville, Quebec, ready to depart to Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada for NORAD Operation Noble Defender 21-4.1 Photo by: PO2 Rene Duguay, Imagery tech.
Op NOBLE DEFENDER, 3 Wing Imagery. Operation NOBLE DEFENDER is under the operational control of the Canadian NORAD Region Headquarters and demonstrates agile and dynamic force employment to and from critical NORAD forward operating locations along North America’s northern approaches.

Members of 3 Wing Bagotville disembark a CC-150 Polaris on arrival in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada to participate NORAD Operation Noble Defender 21-4.1 on Wednesday September 8, 2021.  Photo by: PO2 Rene Duguay, Imagery tech.     Op NOBLE DEFENDER, 3 Wing Imagery. Operation NOBLE DEFENDER is under the operational control of the Canadian NORAD Region Headquarters and demonstrates agile and dynamic force employment to and from critical NORAD forward operating locations along North America’s northern approaches.
Members of 3 Wing Bagotville disembark a CC-150 Polaris on arrival in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada to participate NORAD Operation Noble Defender 21-4.1 on Wednesday September 8, 2021.
Photo by: PO2 Rene Duguay, Imagery tech.
Op NOBLE DEFENDER, 3 Wing Imagery. Operation NOBLE DEFENDER is under the operational control of the Canadian NORAD Region Headquarters and demonstrates agile and dynamic force employment to and from critical NORAD forward operating locations along North America’s northern approaches.

A CC-130J Hercules from 436 Transport Squadron arrives in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada on Wednesday September 8, 2021, to deliver equipment needed to support NORAD Operation Noble Defender 21-4.1.  Photo by: PO2 Rene Duguay, Imagery tech. Op NOBLE DEFENDER, 3 Wing Imagery.     Operation NOBLE DEFENDER is under the operational control of the Canadian NORAD Region Headquarters and demonstrates agile and dynamic force employment to and from critical NORAD forward operating locations along North America’s northern approaches.
A CC-130J Hercules from 436 Transport Squadron arrives in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada on Wednesday September 8, 2021, to deliver equipment needed to support NORAD Operation Noble Defender 21-4.1.
Photo by: PO2 Rene Duguay, Imagery tech. Op NOBLE DEFENDER, 3 Wing Imagery.
Operation NOBLE DEFENDER is under the operational control of the Canadian NORAD Region Headquarters and demonstrates agile and dynamic force employment to and from critical NORAD forward operating locations along North America’s northern approaches.

The Loadmaster gives direction to the forklift operator during the unloaded of the equipment from an RCAF CC-130J Hercules, from 436 Transport Squadron, for NORAD Operation Noble Defender 21-4.1 in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada on Wednesday September 8, 2021.  Photo by: PO2 Rene Duguay, Imagery tech. OP NOBLE DEFENDER, 3 Wing Imagery.     Operation NOBLE DEFENDER is under the operational control of the Canadian NORAD Region Headquarters and demonstrates agile and dynamic force employment to and from critical NORAD forward operating locations along North America’s northern approaches.
The Loadmaster gives direction to the forklift operator during the unloaded of the equipment from an RCAF CC-130J Hercules, from 436 Transport Squadron, for NORAD Operation Noble Defender 21-4.1 in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada on Wednesday September 8, 2021.
Photo by: PO2 Rene Duguay, Imagery tech. OP NOBLE DEFENDER, 3 Wing Imagery.
Operation NOBLE DEFENDER is under the operational control of the Canadian NORAD Region Headquarters and demonstrates agile and dynamic force employment to and from critical NORAD forward operating locations along North America’s northern approaches.

Members of 3 Wing Bagotville, deployed on NORAD Operation Noble Defender, work together to deliver food to the kitchen staff at Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada, on Wednesday September 8, 2021.   Photo by: PO2 Rene Duguay, Imagery tech. OP NOBLE DEFENDER, 3 Wing Imagery.     Operation NOBLE DEFENDER is under the operational control of the Canadian NORAD Region Headquarters and demonstrates agile and dynamic force employment to and from critical NORAD forward operating locations along North America’s northern approaches.
Members of 3 Wing Bagotville, deployed on NORAD Operation Noble Defender, work together to deliver food to the kitchen staff at Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada, on Wednesday September 8, 2021.
Photo by: PO2 Rene Duguay, Imagery tech. OP NOBLE DEFENDER, 3 Wing Imagery.
Operation NOBLE DEFENDER is under the operational control of the Canadian NORAD Region Headquarters and demonstrates agile and dynamic force employment to and from critical NORAD forward operating locations along North America’s northern approaches.

An RCAF CF-188 Hornet from 3 Wing Bagotville conducts air-to-air refueling with an RCAF CC-150T Polaris air-to-air refueling and tactical air lift aircraft over Davis Straight near Iqaluit, Nunavut, during NORAD Operation Noble Defender, Friday September 10, 2021.   Photo by: PO2 Rene Duguay, Imagery tech. OP NOBLE DEFENDER, 3 Wing Imagery.     Operation NOBLE DEFENDER is under the operational control of the Canadian NORAD Region Headquarters and demonstrates agile and dynamic force employment to and from critical NORAD forward operating locations along North America’s northern approaches.
An RCAF CF-188 Hornet from 3 Wing Bagotville conducts air-to-air refueling with an RCAF CC-150T Polaris air-to-air refueling and tactical air lift aircraft over Davis Straight near Iqaluit, Nunavut, during NORAD Operation Noble Defender, Friday September 10, 2021.
Photo by: PO2 Rene Duguay, Imagery tech. OP NOBLE DEFENDER, 3 Wing Imagery.
Operation NOBLE DEFENDER is under the operational control of the Canadian NORAD Region Headquarters and demonstrates agile and dynamic force employment to and from critical NORAD forward operating locations along North America’s northern approaches.

A CF-188 Hornet fighter jet conducts air-to-air refueling with a CC-150T Polaris over Davis Straight near Iqaluit, Nunavut, during NORAD Operation Noble Defender, Friday September 10, 2021.  Photo by: PO2 Rene Duguay, Imagery tech. OP NOBLE DEFENDER, 3 Wing Imagery.     Operation NOBLE DEFENDER is under the operational control of the Canadian NORAD Region Headquarters and demonstrates agile and dynamic force employment to and from critical NORAD forward operating locations along North America’s northern approaches.
A CF-188 Hornet fighter jet conducts air-to-air refueling with a CC-150T Polaris over Davis Straight near Iqaluit, Nunavut, during NORAD Operation Noble Defender, Friday September 10, 2021.
Photo by: PO2 Rene Duguay, Imagery tech. OP NOBLE DEFENDER, 3 Wing Imagery.
Operation NOBLE DEFENDER is under the operational control of the Canadian NORAD Region Headquarters and demonstrates agile and dynamic force employment to and from critical NORAD forward operating locations along North America’s northern approaches.

Master Corporal Piercey operates the mobile runway arrestor cable during testing at Iqaluit Airport, Nunavut, Canada, on Wednesday September 9, 2021.   Photo by: PO2 Rene Duguay, Imagery tech. OP NOBLE DEFENDER, 3 Wing Imagery.     The Arrestor cable is to be used only in case of an emergency during take off or landing in order to provide aircraft a way to stop safely when travelling at high speed.     Operation NOBLE DEFENDER is under the operational control of the Canadian NORAD Region Headquarters and demonstrates agile and dynamic force employment to and from critical NORAD forward operating locations along North America’s northern approaches.
Master Corporal Piercey operates the mobile runway arrestor cable during testing at Iqaluit Airport, Nunavut, Canada, on Wednesday September 9, 2021.
Photo by: PO2 Rene Duguay, Imagery tech. OP NOBLE DEFENDER, 3 Wing Imagery.
The Arrestor cable is to be used only in case of an emergency during take off or landing in order to provide aircraft a way to stop safely when travelling at high speed.
Operation NOBLE DEFENDER is under the operational control of the Canadian NORAD Region Headquarters and demonstrates agile and dynamic force employment to and from critical NORAD forward operating locations along North America’s northern approaches.

A CF-188 Hornet, from 3 Wing Bagotville, Quebec, performs a high-speed taxi test of the mobile runway arrestor gear system at the Iqaluit Airport, Nunavut, Canada, for NORAD Operation Noble Defender on Wednesday September 9, 2021.   Photo by: PO2 Rene Duguay, Imagery tech. OP NOBLE DEFENDER, 3 Wing Imagery.     The Arrestor cable is to be used only in case of an emergency during take off or landing in order to provide aircraft a way to stop safely when travelling at high speed.     Operation NOBLE DEFENDER is under the operational control of the Canadian NORAD Region Headquarters and demonstrates agile and dynamic force employment to and from critical NORAD forward operating locations along North America’s northern approaches.
A CF-188 Hornet, from 3 Wing Bagotville, Quebec, performs a high-speed taxi test of the mobile runway arrestor gear system at the Iqaluit Airport, Nunavut, Canada, for NORAD Operation Noble Defender on Wednesday September 9, 2021.
Photo by: PO2 Rene Duguay, Imagery tech. OP NOBLE DEFENDER, 3 Wing Imagery.
The Arrestor cable is to be used only in case of an emergency during take off or landing in order to provide aircraft a way to stop safely when travelling at high speed.
Operation NOBLE DEFENDER is under the operational control of the Canadian NORAD Region Headquarters and demonstrates agile and dynamic force employment to and from critical NORAD forward operating locations along North America’s northern approaches.

A CC-150T Polaris air-to-air refueling and tactical transport aircraft from 437 Transport Squadron taxis to parking after arrival at the Iqaluit Airport, Nunavut, Canada, ready to provide air-to-air refueling support during NORAD Operation Noble Defender 21-4.1 on the Wednesday September 9, 2021.  Photo by: PO2 Rene Duguay, Imagery tech. OP NOBLE DEFENDER, 3 Wing Imagery.     The members of 437 Squadron are proud of their motto "Omnia Passim" (Anything, Anywhere) and commit themselves to perpetuating their outstanding record of achievement for the NORAD Forces.     Operation NOBLE DEFENDER is under the operational control of the Canadian NORAD Region Headquarters and demonstrates agile and dynamic force employment to and from critical NORAD forward operating locations along North America’s northern approaches.
A CC-150T Polaris air-to-air refueling and tactical transport aircraft from 437 Transport Squadron taxis to parking after arrival at the Iqaluit Airport, Nunavut, Canada, ready to provide air-to-air refueling support during NORAD Operation Noble Defender 21-4.1 on the Wednesday September 9, 2021.
Photo by: PO2 Rene Duguay, Imagery tech. OP NOBLE DEFENDER, 3 Wing Imagery.
The members of 437 Squadron are proud of their motto “Omnia Passim” (Anything, Anywhere) and commit themselves to perpetuating their outstanding record of achievement for the NORAD Forces.
Operation NOBLE DEFENDER is under the operational control of the Canadian NORAD Region Headquarters and demonstrates agile and dynamic force employment to and from critical NORAD forward operating locations along North America’s northern approaches.

An RCAF CF-188 Hornet from 3 Wing Bagotville conducts air-to-air refueling with an RCAF CC-150T Polaris air-to-air refueling and tactical air lift aircraft over Davis Straight near Iqaluit, Nunavut, during NORAD Operation Noble Defender, Friday September 10, 2021.   Photo by: PO2 Rene Duguay, Imagery tech. OP NOBLE DEFENDER, 3 Wing Imagery.     Operation NOBLE DEFENDER is under the operational control of the Canadian NORAD Region Headquarters and demonstrates agile and dynamic force employment to and from critical NORAD forward operating locations along North America’s northern approaches.
An RCAF CF-188 Hornet from 3 Wing Bagotville conducts air-to-air refueling with an RCAF CC-150T Polaris air-to-air refueling and tactical air lift aircraft over Davis Straight near Iqaluit, Nunavut, during NORAD Operation Noble Defender, Friday September 10, 2021.
Photo by: PO2 Rene Duguay, Imagery tech. OP NOBLE DEFENDER, 3 Wing Imagery.
Operation NOBLE DEFENDER is under the operational control of the Canadian NORAD Region Headquarters and demonstrates agile and dynamic force employment to and from critical NORAD forward operating locations along North America’s northern approaches.

A Royal Canadian Air Force CH-149 Cormorant search and rescue helicopter prepares for flight at the Iqaluit airport during NORAD Operation Noble Defender, on Saturday September 11, 2021.   Photo by: PO2 Rene Duguay, Imagery tech. OP NOBLE DEFENDER, 3 Wing Imagery.     Operation NOBLE DEFENDER is under the operational control of the Canadian NORAD Region Headquarters and demonstrates agile and dynamic force employment to and from critical NORAD forward operating locations along North America’s northern approaches.    The CH-149 Cormorant helicopter is a long-range helicopter dedicated to search and rescue and it can operate in severe conditions, making it ideal for Canada’s challenging geography and climate. Its advanced system provide a stable hover for critical hoisting operations.
A Royal Canadian Air Force CH-149 Cormorant search and rescue helicopter prepares for flight at the Iqaluit airport during NORAD Operation Noble Defender, on Saturday September 11, 2021.
Photo by: PO2 Rene Duguay, Imagery tech. OP NOBLE DEFENDER, 3 Wing Imagery.
Operation NOBLE DEFENDER is under the operational control of the Canadian NORAD Region Headquarters and demonstrates agile and dynamic force employment to and from critical NORAD forward operating locations along North America’s northern approaches.
The CH-149 Cormorant helicopter is a long-range helicopter dedicated to search and rescue and it can operate in severe conditions, making it ideal for Canada’s challenging geography and climate. Its advanced system provide a stable hover for critical hoisting operations.

Search and Rescue technician (right) and Flight Engineer (left) onboard a Royal Canadian Air Force CH-149 Cormorant helicopter conduct hosting exercises with Canadian Coast Guard Ship DES GROSEILLIERS near Iqaluit, Nunavut, during NORAD Operation Noble Defender on Saturday September 11, 2021.   Photo by: PO2 Rene Duguay, Imagery tech. OP NOBLE DEFENDER, 3 Wing Imagery.     Operation NOBLE DEFENDER is under the operational control of the Canadian NORAD Region Headquarters and demonstrates agile and dynamic force employment to and from critical NORAD forward operating locations along North America’s northern approaches.    The CH-149 Cormorant is a long-range helicopter dedicated to search and rescue and it can operate in severe conditions, making it ideal for Canada’s challenging geography and climate. Its advanced system provide a stable hover for critical hoisting operations.
Search and Rescue technician (right) and Flight Engineer (left) onboard a Royal Canadian Air Force CH-149 Cormorant helicopter conduct hosting exercises with Canadian Coast Guard Ship DES GROSEILLIERS near Iqaluit, Nunavut, during NORAD Operation Noble Defender on Saturday September 11, 2021.
Photo by: PO2 Rene Duguay, Imagery tech. OP NOBLE DEFENDER, 3 Wing Imagery.
Operation NOBLE DEFENDER is under the operational control of the Canadian NORAD Region Headquarters and demonstrates agile and dynamic force employment to and from critical NORAD forward operating locations along North America’s northern approaches.
The CH-149 Cormorant is a long-range helicopter dedicated to search and rescue and it can operate in severe conditions, making it ideal for Canada’s challenging geography and climate. Its advanced system provide a stable hover for critical hoisting operations.

A RCAF Search and Rescue technician from 413 Transport and Rescue Squadron, gets hoisted back into the CH-149 Cormorant helicopter from the Canadian Coast Guard Ship DES GROSEILLIERS during NORAD Operation Noble Defender in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada, on Saturday September 11, 2021.   Photo by: PO2 Rene Duguay, Imagery tech. OP NOBLE DEFENDER, 3 Wing Imagery.     Operation NOBLE DEFENDER is under the operational control of the Canadian NORAD Region Headquarters and demonstrates agile and dynamic force employment to and from critical NORAD forward operating locations along North America’s northern approaches.    The CH-149 Cormorant is a long-range helicopter dedicated to search and rescue and it can operate in severe conditions, making it ideal for Canada’s challenging geography and climate. Its advanced system provide a stable hover for critical hoisting operations.
A RCAF Search and Rescue technician from 413 Transport and Rescue Squadron, gets hoisted back into the CH-149 Cormorant helicopter from the Canadian Coast Guard Ship DES GROSEILLIERS during NORAD Operation Noble Defender in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada, on Saturday September 11, 2021.
Photo by: PO2 Rene Duguay, Imagery tech. OP NOBLE DEFENDER, 3 Wing Imagery.
Operation NOBLE DEFENDER is under the operational control of the Canadian NORAD Region Headquarters and demonstrates agile and dynamic force employment to and from critical NORAD forward operating locations along North America’s northern approaches.
The CH-149 Cormorant is a long-range helicopter dedicated to search and rescue and it can operate in severe conditions, making it ideal for Canada’s challenging geography and climate. Its advanced system provide a stable hover for critical hoisting operations.

A Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CF-18 Hornet conducts air-to-air refueling with a United Sates Air Force (USAF) KC-135 Stratotanker over Davis Straight in the North Atlantic during NORAD Operation Noble Defender, September 11, 2021.     Operation NOBLE DEFENDER is under the operational control of the Canadian NORAD Region Headquarters and demonstrates agile and dynamic force employment to and from critical NORAD forward operating locations along North America’s northern approaches.
A Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CF-18 Hornet conducts air-to-air refueling with a United Sates Air Force (USAF) KC-135 Stratotanker over Davis Straight in the North Atlantic during NORAD Operation Noble Defender, September 11, 2021.
Operation NOBLE DEFENDER is under the operational control of the Canadian NORAD Region Headquarters and demonstrates agile and dynamic force employment to and from critical NORAD forward operating locations along North America’s northern approaches.

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