The four Nordic countries, Sweden-Finland-Norway-Denmark, agreed to jointly operate 250 fighter jets as a single fleet. Photo/REUTERS
COPENHAGEN – The Air Forces of the four Nordic countries agree on a goal of operating around 250 fighter jets them as one fleet.
The commanders of the Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian and Danish Air Forces signed a declaration on March 16 regarding deeper cooperation.
The deal was confirmed in statements issued by Finland and Denmark on Thursday and Friday respectively.
“The ultimate goal is to be able to operate seamlessly together as one force by developing the Nordic concept for joint air operations based on familiar NATO methodology,” said the Danish Air Force, as quoted by Bloomberg, Saturday (25/3/2023).
The cooperation will cover unified command and control, operational planning and execution, flexible troop deployment, joint airspace surveillance and training.
Norway and Denmark are already members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and Finland hopes to join in the coming weeks after submitting registration to the US-led military alliance in May last year along with Sweden.
Sweden faced delays due to opposition from Turkey and Hungary, which it hoped would eventually be accepted as a new member of NATO.
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