The Air Force is ready for a new NATO mission with their F-35

F35 aircraft F35 aircraft.Photo: US Air Force / NTB scanpix

Several of the new F-35 aircraft will also carry out NATO missions in Iceland next year. The commander of the Air Force, Major General Tonje Skinnarland, said this in a speech on Monday.

Just three months after the new F-35s were declared operational, four aircraft were sent to Iceland on a NATO mission in March this year. Next year, a new contingent will retire, writes Teknisk Ukeblad.

This was confirmed by Major General Tonje Skinnarland in a speech in the Oslo Military Society on Monday night.

– “We are now preparing for a new deployment to the same assignment in Iceland next year,” Skinnarland said in the speech.

In Iceland – which does not have its own air defense – the Norwegian F-35 aircraft will perform inspections in Icelandic airspace on behalf of NATO.

Also in 2021, this foreign assignment will take place in winter or early spring, according to Teknisk Ukeblad.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today


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