Allies practise air interoperability with Finland and Sweden

  • 12 Apr. 2022 -
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  • Last updated: 14 Apr. 2022 14:14

NATO Allies and partners Finland and Sweden, have had a week of intensive cooperation in the skies over Estonia in the just-concluded exercise Ramstein Alloy. The regular NATO exercise focused on real-world scenarios faced by NATO’s Air Policing personnel deployed in the Baltic region.

A Finnish F-18 flies next to Allies during Exercise Ramstein 22-1. Photo by Adc Arnaud Chamberlin.

The drills included air combat training, air-to-air refuelling, and identification and escort of an aircraft suffering from communication loss. The exercise was an opportunity to train together and improve the ability of NATO’s air forces to operate together as well as with partners. Crews and aircraft from Belgium, the Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Spain, Turkey, and the UK took part, alongside the Finnish and Swedish air forces.