Norwegian Air Force F-35 fighters land for first time on Swedish soil


On Wednesday, October 11, for the first time, Norwegian F-35As landed in Sweden. It took place at the Vidsel base in Norrbotten and within the framework of the Cross Border Training agreement the Nordic countries have

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Norwegian Air Force F 35 fighters land for first time on Swedish soil 2 Norwegian F-35A landing in Sweden, at the Vidsel base located in Norrbotten (Picture source: Swedish Air Force)


The Swedish Air Force has extensive experience with deployment concepts and, among other things, using road bases, something that several other countries' air forces show great interest in. Norway is now developing a deployment concept where they can use air bases in other locations if acute situations require it.

Deputy Air Force Chief Tommy Petersson said: ‘’Today's exercise shows good cooperation between the Swedish Air Force and the Norwegian Air Force. In order to increase their capabilities, we, as a partner country, are happy to share our long experience of using other airports, bases and road bases in our Swedish concept with our friends’’.

Landing at Vidsel base went very well, despite challenging weather conditions. They could land, clear the fighter jets to later take off and continue the exercise.


Norwegian Air Force F 35 fighters land for first time on Swedish soil 3 Norwegian F-35As being refueled in Sweden, at the Vidsel base located in Norrbotten (Picture source: Swedish Air Force)


Norwegian Air Force F 35 fighters land for first time on Swedish soil 1 Norwegian F-35A in Sweden, at the Vidsel base located in Norrbotten (Picture source: Swedish Air Force)