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.

Russian long-range bombers
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.

Original video source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWTzVnvCnCo
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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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Unread post04 Jun 2020, 22:34

krorvik wrote:
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.

Home.


If it was in the mid 90s, it is not unreasonable to think that my unit might have 'quarreld' with your unit on one or two occations. Especially if you happened to find yourself traveling a bit north-westwards. :wink:

Some new footage of RNoAF F-35s and F-16s training with the USAF:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsBocxz ... 0lOYJ8qBDs
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Unread post06 Jun 2020, 17:39

I think the only time we went that direction was to play dead after a "plane crash" @Porsanger :) This was 1999 - we watched our good neighbours, um, celebrate y2k :)

Those B-52s were quite far east on their mission I gather.
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Unread post06 Jun 2020, 23:10

krorvik wrote:I think the only time we went that direction was to play dead after a "plane crash" @Porsanger :) This was 1999 - we watched our good neighbours, um, celebrate y2k :)


Same location then, only a few years later. Those were the days. :-)

Interesting high speed cam of the RNoAF F-35 arrestor hook testing in this article from the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI):

https://translate.google.com/translate? ... KRkNWZe0gg

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Unread post06 Jun 2020, 23:20

energo wrote:Some new footage of RNoAF F-35s and F-16s training with the USAF:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsBocxz ... 0lOYJ8qBDs


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Unread post07 Jun 2020, 01:35

Norwegian Test F-35A RAG Runway Arrest Gear 80 KIAS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qgk3c8Pb3b8

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Unread post15 Jun 2020, 21:47

spazsinbad wrote:Norwegian Test F-35A RAG Runway Arrest Gear 80 KIAS


Interesting twist on the story:

https://www.tu.no/artikler/ffi-matte-ta ... udd/494202

FFI had to take down F-35 video after notice of security breach
Lack of formal US approval.


[...]

Although the use was clarified with the Air Force, scientists working on the project had forgotten to apply for approval from the F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) of the Pentagon in the United States.

All material dealing with testing and approval processes of the F-35 must be submitted to this multinational program office before it can be released, Technical Weekly informed by FFI.

[...]

Updated: On Monday at 9 PM, FFI announces that they have received clearance from JPO and will post the case and video again.
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Unread post15 Jun 2020, 22:26

:drool: :shock: :devil: Phew! I thought I would hear the black helioplickers. So all is gut neat gwert? :doh: :mrgreen: 8) :roll:
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Unread post16 Jun 2020, 20:39

spazsinbad wrote::drool: :shock: :devil: Phew! I thought I would hear the black helioplickers. So all is gut neat gwert? :doh: :mrgreen: 8) :roll:


:mrgreen:

More news from Norwegen:

https://www.tu.no/artikler/tordenrein-v ... ken/494337

[Exercise] Thunderstorm showed that Norwegian F-35 is capable of providing fighter support for soldiers on the ground
US Marine Corps soldiers pointed out targets for Norwegian F-35A.


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