IPhone owners can monitor the movement of Santa Claus with the US defense




Owners of smartphones this year can follow along with the Joint Air Defense Command United States and Canada (NORAD) for the journey of Santa Claus at the North Pole in the US. Special application released by Microsoft.


NORAD cooperates with civil fans Santa since 1955. For the fairy-tale character followed by four high-tech systems at the disposal of the army – radar, satellites, special “Santa Cam” and fighters. Military proceed from the fact that the team of reindeer-drawn sleigh is sufficiently large object, so it is visible on the radar.

As touching the use of military technology was due to an error. Almost 60 years ago, Sears retail chain placed in a local newspaper of the town of Colorado Springs ad encourages kids to call Santa Claus. But the thing – the phone number was given in error, and all callers got on the phone Continental Command Aerospace Defense, located in the same Colorado Springs. There’s a joke appreciated and began to teach children where it is now flying Santa Claus, along with all the presents, elves and reindeer.

With the help of mobile application NORAD Tracks Santa can track time remaining until the Santa will go on a journey from the North Pole to give gifts to children around the world.


Observation of Santa conducted with US Air Force base. Benchmark for radars is blinking, like a beacon, red nose leader rides – Rudolph reindeer. Information on his whereabouts is updated every five minutes. Route Santa Claus each year varies and is unpredictable.

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