Norwegian F-35s fly with B-1B Lancers During a Training Mission for Bomber Task Force Europe
Norway’s Defense command says Wednesday’s exercise is “one of the largest of its kind, and several allied and partners trained along with the US B-1B.”
The Norwegian military says such joint flight missions are of high priority.
“Today we have conducted complex flight operations with advanced systems, both on the ground and in the air,” says Lieutenant Colonel Ståle Nymoen. He is the commander of the 332 squadron which operates the F-35s from Ørland airbase.
Norway, as one of NATO’s founding members, points to the United States as the most important ally for defending Norway in case of a crisis or conflict.
“The fact that we manage to operate together increases our ability to defend Norway together with our allies,” Lt. Col. Nymoen says.