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Arctic Challenge exercise will see dozens of fighters in the northern sky

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The air exercise is part of the Cross Border operations between Finland, Sweden and Norway expanding over the national boundaries. The goal is to enhance Nordic cooperation in the field of defence under NORDEFCO and develop capabilities for combined operations. Aircraft from Great Britain and the United States (US) will be also involved in the exercise.

The Finnish Air Force (FINAF) will participate in the international Arctic Challenge 2013 exercise 11 to 27 September with about ten F/A-18 Hornet fighters. The air exercise is considered one of the major training events this year for the FINAF, and it involves units from Sweden, Norway, Great Britain and the US. A total of some 80 aircraft will fly in the exercise.

The exercise has been planned and will be directed and carried out in cooperation between Finland…

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