WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- NORAD will be conducting an exercise from midnight Tuesday to 2 a.m. Wednesday morning, NORAD said.

Exercise Falcon Virgo 14-11 will take place in the airspace above D.C. and will involve a series of training flights. Civil Air Patrol aircraft and U.S. Coast Guard 65 Dolphin helicopters will participate in the exercise, NORAD reported.

The exercise is designed to ensure NORAD is prepared to handle aerospace control missions.

If inclement weather interferes, the training will be moved back a day.

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