Norwegian F-35As take up QRA duties in Iceland

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Unread post18 Jun 2020, 21:12

More USAF B-2 and RNoAF F-35 interoperability training today:

https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/secur ... -norwegian

Two B-2 Spirit strategic stealth bombers were Thursday flying from an airbase in Missouri across the North Atlantic to the skies over the northernmost parts of the Norwegian Sea.

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As the long-range bombers approached international air space outside northern Norway, a pair of F-35s from the Norwegian Air Force teamed up.

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September 2019: B-2s flew for the first time above the Arctic Circle over the Norwegian Sea.
November 2019: Three B-52s and six Norwegian F-16s over the Barents Sea.
March 2020: Norwegian F-35s trained the first time together with a pair of B-2s outside Iceland.
May 2020: Norwegian and Swedish fighter jets train together with a pair of B-1 bombers over Scandinavian air space.
June 2020: Four Norwegian F-35s and three F-16s flying over the Barents Sea together with a B-52.
June 2020: Norwegian F-35s trained together with a pair of B-2s above the Arctic Circle over the Norwegian Sea.
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Unread post03 Nov 2020, 20:51

Air force recruitment video from the Noggies showing some nice F-35 and F-16 flying. Followed by a video from the Iceland detachment earlier this year:



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Unread post16 Dec 2020, 00:56

Overview of the RNoAF scrambles and identifications 2006-2020 showing the increasing activity of the Russians. These are currently performed by the F-16s out of Bodø MAS, however in 2022 the F-35 operating from Evenes FOB about 100 miles (160 Km) further north will take over the mission.

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Royal Norwegian Air Force scrambles and identifications 2006-2020


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https://translate.google.com/translate? ... jen/173021
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Unread post16 Dec 2020, 01:30

The traditional, annual RNoAF Christmas Star F-16 formation over northern Norway on December 11. This year a 24 ship formation by 331 sqd. out of Bodø MAS. Further south the 332 sqd. from Ørlandet MAS flew a 12 ship F-35 formation over the southern parts of the country.

https://www.facebook.com/Luftforsvaret/ ... 3484572012

https://www.vol.no/nyheter/sortland/202 ... wsource=cl

https://www.vgtv.no/video/209749/spekta ... julehilsen (unfortunately commercial first)

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RNoAF 2020 F-16 24 ship Christmas Star formation
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Unread post19 Dec 2020, 04:04

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