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Thursday, May 07, 2015

16 Finnish jets join NATO-dominated exercise over Lapland

Arctic Challenge 2015Sixteen Hornet fighter jets from the Finnish Air Force will take part in a multi-national aviation exercise in the northern Nordic region beginning May 25.

Planes from 10 countries will fly over northern parts of Finland, Sweden and Norway during the 12-day Arctic Challenge Exercise. The Finnish Air Force announced details of its involvement in the manoeuvres on Wednesday. The Finnish Air Force has 62 Boeing F/A-18 C/D Hornet jets.

Dubbed Cross Border Training North, the exercise is one of the most important events of the year for the Air Force.

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