March 20, 2011 (by Lieven Dewitte) - Six F-16 jet fighters from Norway will take part in the Western-led military operations against Libya after the Norwegian Air Force has been given the go-ahead, the Norwegian news agency NTB reported on Saturday.
A Norwegian viper is in a steep turn on September 23rd, 1997 while practising some manouvers on a Norwegian training range. [RNoAF photo]
Air Force was ordered on Saturday night to have six F-16 jet fighters and over 100 pilots and other personnel ready for military operations in Libya, said the report.
The warplanes will take off right at the beginning of next week and will be based in Sicily, Italy
Update: Norwegian TV showed 6 F-16 fighter jets leaving Bodø at 10:40 GMT on 21.03.2011 heading for southern Europe and