Friday, March 15, 2019

First Missile Live Firing by Royal Norwegian Air Force F-35

Defense Blog: Norwegian F-35 successfully completed first AMRAAM missile tests

Early last week, the Norwegian F-35A fighter aircraft assigned to 332 Squadron of the Royal Norwegian Air Force conducted the first practical launches of an AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) air-to-air missile at the Halten proving ground northwest of the Orland air base.

The Norwegian Ministry of Defence selected the F-35A to fulfil its Future Combat Aircraft (FCA) requirement in November 2008.

The first Norwegian F-35s arrived in-country for permanent basing at Orland Air Base in November 2017.

Currently, the Norwegian government has funded the procurement of 40 of 52 F-35s, and subsequent authorization will occur on an annual basis.

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Update: Watch Norwegian F-35 Stealth Jet Test Fire First Air-to-Air Missile (Zero Hedge)

WNU Editor: I am surprised that Norway has funded the procurement of 40 of 52 F-35s. For a small country, they are clearly dedicated to spend the money necessary to have this fighter jet.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's probably the cheapest way for them to really piss of Russia.