RNoAF

Norway’s F-35s officially take QRA role from the F-16

The Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) F-35A Lightning IIs officially took the role providing Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) from the F-16AM/BM (MLU) Fighting Falcon fleet after 42 years of service to NATO and Norway on January 6

Norwegian Air Force F-35As carry out first live Intercept

Fourth and fifth generation aircraft of the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) intercepted a large group of Russian aircraft on October 27. This was the first ever live intercept carried out by RNoAF F-35As in their own airspace

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Norway’s first P-8A Poseidon leaves paint shop

The first Boeing P-8A Poseidon for the Royal Norwegian Air Force – serial 9582 ‘Vingtor’ – was rolled out of the paint shop in Renton, Washington, on July 9, after receiving its RNoAF livery, complete with 333 Skvadron’s famed ‘Saint’ logo on the tail

Norway’s first Poseidon enters final assembly

Boeing is preparing to commence final assembly of the Royal Norwegian Air Force’s (RNoAF’s) first P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft

Rohde & Schwarz delivers new radio systems for Evenes airbase

Rohde & Schwarz air traffic control radios upscale Royal Norwegian Air Force base for safe and seamless airspace operations.

Three more F-35As arrive in Norway

On September 27, three more Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters arrived in Norway – increasing the Royal Norwegian Air Force’s (RNoAF’s) fleet to 28 aircraft

Boeing and Kongsberg team up to provide Poseidon support

Norway’s Kongsberg Defense and Aerospace (KDA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Boeing to provide localised maintenance and support on the nation’s future P-8A Poseidon fleet.

Minot B-52s train with Norwegian F-16s, F-35As

USAF Boeing B-52H Stratofortresses have trained with Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) F-16AM (MLU) Fighting Falcons and F-35A Lightning II fighters over Northern Europe and the Arctic.

Boeing receives new Poseidon production contract

Boeing has been contracted to produce a further 18 P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft – a deal which includes more aircraft for the US Navy and the first examples for New Zealand and South Korea.

Norway declares IOC for F-35A

The Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) has officially declared initial operational capability (IOC) on the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II multi-role stealth fighter, becoming the third European air arm to do so.