Airmen from U.S. Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa and NATO were hosted today by Norwegian allies for a Combined Joint All-Domain Command and Control integration exercise. The event trained U.S. and ally forces to integrate, operate, and communicate in the Arctic region across land, sea, air, space and cyberspace platforms.
Combined allied assets included F-35 and F-16 fighter aircraft from the Royal Norwegian Air Force and a NATO E-3 Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft. Additional Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance aircraft participated as well.
This training enhances joint readiness and deterrence capabilities, proving the ability of our alliance to conduct long-range information passage and distributed decision-making in unique Arctic conditions.
“Today’s training is a good example of us moving in the right direction and that we are on the right track in utilizing F-35 effectively in a multi-domain operation, with allies, under a significant denial scenario.”
This event demonstrated the ability of NATO Allies to deploy assets in the Arctic region to develop coalition capabilities in the High North and conduct operations across all domains – a vital capability in an era of great power competition.