About 100 U.S., European jets join Arctic exercise near Russia




 
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May 25th, 2015  
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Topic: About 100 U.S., European jets join Arctic exercise near Russia


About 100 fighter jets from the United States and eight European nations began an Arctic training exercise in the Nordic nations on Monday, a region worried by increased Russian military activity. The exercise, based in the north of Norway, Sweden and Finland with 4,000 personnel, is meant to test cooperation among Arctic nations near Russia. "The aim is to exercise and train units in the orchestration and conduct of complex air operations, in close relations to NATO partners, Norwegian brigadier general Jan Ove Rygg, heading the exercise, said in a statement.

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