The Swedish Armed Forces conducts their annual air protection train Luftförsvarsövning (LFÖ 22) from Might 16 to 25 integrating Finnish forces and supported by NATO air forces. Amid the Swedish and Finnish utility course of for NATO membership, the annual Swedish nationwide protection train LFÖ22 is going down in southern and central Sweden. Taking part fighter plane, helicopters, air protection techniques and floor forces are practising techniques, strategies and procedures to keep up Swedish territorial integrity. The Finnish armed forces have been historically a participant on this train as they’re built-in within the Swedish protection posture.

“This contribution of NATO forces in a Accomplice train underscores the shut relationship between the Allies and Finland and Sweden over the past a long time. Notably within the Baltic area, Allied Air Command has been working with the 2 regional Companions throughout numerous workout routines, coaching occasions and real-world conditions within the area of safeguarding our skies. This degree of intensive cooperation underlines our collective dedication to the protection and safety of the area,” stated Brigadier Basic Christoph Pliet, Deputy Chief of Employees Operations at Allied Air Command that abroad NATO’s air operations.


French Air Power Mirage 2000-5 be a part of the Swedish Accomplice’s train for the primary time. (Picture by Swedish Air Power )

“The Swedish Air Power is growing our capabilities – in direction of a robust and tactically superior drive. Along with the Military and Navy we create a navy downside to an opponent, denying them from conducting offensive operations towards Swedish territory. We try this along with our Finnish associates within the Finnish Air Power. Collectively, we strengthen the safety and stabilize our area,” stated Main Basic Carl-Johan Edström, Commander of the Swedish Air Power.

For the primary time, French Air Power Mirage-2000-5 fighters, at present stationed in Estonia, conducting NATO’s Air Policing within the Baltic area, joined the Swedish Accomplice’s train simulating opposing air forces throughout the state of affairs. That is the second iteration of the Swedish nationwide protection train LFÖ. Along with built-in Swedish GBAD and Finnish squadron in air protection train, they ship a reputable sign that we now have a robust cooperation, It’s a agency ingredient of the Swedish Armed Forces’ coaching cycle. Finland has been contributing property to this train demonstrating the shut relationship between each NATO Companions in territorial protection issues.

Sweden Practices Air Defense with Support from Partner Finland and NATO Allies
A Finnish Air Power Boeing F-18 Hornet conducts an overflight with Swedish Air Power Saab JAS 39-C Gripens. (Picture by Finnish Air Power)