Norwegian F-35As take up QRA duties in Iceland

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Unread post11 Mar 2020, 11:12

Just for the record (from last post previous page): the first 'hornetfinn' link was posted earlier:

Norway may no longer require drag chute 12 Oct 2019
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Unread post11 Mar 2020, 15:24

Salute!

Thanks, Finn and Spaz.

No mystery why Stubbie easier to keep on the runway, as it's heavier than the Viper, and. seems to have better inherent directional control.

Good to see those suckers in actual operational conditions and flying actual missions besides staying around the flagpole.

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Unread post18 Mar 2020, 12:49

tu.no with another article, this time with Spirit:

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Unread post18 Mar 2020, 14:12

Is this the same article?
First-time Norwegian F-35s trained together with B-2 nuke-bombers up north
17 Mar 2020 Thomas Nilsen

"The two U.S. Air Force stealth bombers took off from Fairford airbase in England and were met by three Norwegian F-35s over Iceland. Norway has currently four F-35s based at Keflavik, conducting NATO’s Air Policing mission in Iceland (IAP). Monday’s mission in the skies over Iceland and in international airspace in the North Atlantic is the first time Norwegian F-35s flies together with the B-2A long-range bombers.

“This was indeed a special moment,” says Sigurd Tonning-Olsen, spokesperson with the Joint Headquarters on phone from Keflavik airbase on Iceland. “The pilots were really excited.” Tonning-Olsen says the F-35s were in the air for about one and a half hours, of which some 30 to 45 minutes were joint training with the American B-2s....

...“The F-35s have proven very good for this kind of winter climate.” During the three weeks at Iceland, the F-35s have not been scrambled to identify Russian aircraft.

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As previously reported by the Barents Observer, a pair of Russian Tu-160s came out of the Kola Peninsula and flew all south to the Bay of Biscay south of the United Kingdom last Thursday. The aircraft were followed by Norwegian F-16s from Bodø, British Typhoon fighter jets, and planes from France.

Additionally, Northern Fleet Tu-142 maritime anti-sub hunters have been on three missions out of the Kola Peninsula towards the North Atlantic over the last three weeks...."

Photo: https://thebarentsobserver.com/sites/de ... nd-low.jpg "Three Norwegian F-35 flying together with the B-2 strategic bomber. Photo: U.S. Air Force / Master Sgt. Matthew Plew"


Source: https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/secur ... gic-bomber
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Unread post18 Mar 2020, 20:38

Different article, but the quotes are the same. The Barents observer seems to like doing their own stuff :)
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Unread post22 Mar 2020, 17:59



Reminds me of Hoth:) Action a bit into the video.

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Unread post24 Mar 2020, 14:10

jetblast16 wrote:Reminds me of Hoth:)


Reminds me of long patrols along the border many years ago. Cold, barren landscapes, dense snow, howling winds. Just your team and the winter.

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