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NATO, Russia Ready For Anti-Hijacking Drill

June 01 2011


Russian and NATO airplanes plan to conduct their first joint anti-terror drill next week, RIA Novosti reports.

Vigilant Skies 2011 will run from June 6 to 10, said a Russian National Anti-Terrorism Committee spokesman.

The exercise will be held over Poland and the Black Sea and involve a scenario similar to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the U.S., said NATO, as reported by Reuters.

The drill will help increase joint counterterrorism capabilities, bring transparency and...

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