On Friday, for the first time, Norwegian F-35 fighter jets conducted air-to-air refueling through NATO’s cooperation effort.
In a press release, the Armed Forces described it as an important milestone.
The Chief of the Air Force, Major General Rolf Folland, says that air refueling is crucial for supporting air missions over long distances.
“This strategic cooperation is important for NATO and Norway and allows us to refuel during flight, which increases the length of the mission,” he noted.
In January, the F-35 will take over the QRA (Quick Reaction Alert) contingency for NATO from Evenes.
The refueling was carried out from a tanker aircraft of the type MRTT (Multi-Role Tanker Transport), an aircraft Norway has at its disposal through the strategic partnership.
Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews
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