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Finnish and US Air Forces to conduct exercises near Russian border

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Finnish and US Air Forces to conduct exercises near Russian border

Finnish Air Force with the involvement of aviation The US Air Force will conduct exercises near the Russian border. This was reported by the press service of the Finnish Self-Defense Forces.


According to the report, during the exercise, the pilots of the Finnish F / A-18 Hornet fighters will work out refueling in the air. Since the Finnish Air Force does not have its own tanker aircraft, the American KC-135 Stratotanker tankers based at the British Mildenhall air base will be involved in the exercises.

The exercises will take place from 9 to 10 February, about 50 kilometers from the border with Russia.

The Finnish Air Force F / A-18 Hornet will train with the US Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from 9-10 February. The Finnish Air Force conducts aerial refueling exercises with the US Air Force twice a year. The purpose of the exercise is to provide fighter pilots with the opportunity to master refueling skills

- stated in the Finnish Ministry of Defense.

Note that although Finland is not a NATO member, it rather closely interacts with the forces of the alliance, participating in joint NATO exercises and operations. In 2016, Finland and the United States signed a pact on defense cooperation, committing to closer cooperation in this area.
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  1. Deck
    Deck 8 February 2021 16: 02
    -1
    The exercises will take place from 9 to 10 February, about 50 kilometers from the border with Russia.


    Where is the information from about 50 kilometers, you can ask?
    1. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z 8 February 2021 16: 09
      0
      The exercises will take place from 9 to 10 February, about 50 kilometers from the border with Russia.
      In general, the "partners" have become insolent! 50 km for an airplane is not a distance!
      Where is the Foreign Ministry's note in their direction ?! Or do ours also need to fly like this under the American shores ?!
      1. credo
        credo 8 February 2021 16: 30
        +3
        Quote: Starover_Z
        The exercises will take place from 9 to 10 February, about 50 kilometers from the border with Russia.
        In general, the "partners" have become insolent! 50 km for an airplane is not a distance!
        Where is the Foreign Ministry's note in their direction ?! Or do ours also need to fly like this under the American shores ?!

        It would be necessary for Russia to finish driving round timber to Finland and start restoring its woodworking industry. And the Finns let themselves cut the forest and enjoy the fresh north wind.
        1. The popuas
          The popuas 8 February 2021 17: 09
          +8
          For the third month we have been supplying refractory bricks to Izhevsk ... there the plant is being restored to a boommash for the production of woodworking machines ... be patient a bit hi
          1. Brturin
            Brturin 8 February 2021 18: 13
            0
            Quote: Popuas
            be patient

            Slightly until January 1, 2022, when the ban on the export of conifers and valuable deciduous species comes into play, but the Finns have their eyes on the birch, and it somehow does not fall under these restrictions, it can eliminate this drawback ...
        2. Zug
          Zug 8 February 2021 19: 15
          -3
          Umora. Why? It is necessary to allocate colossal funds for this - in PERSPECTIVE !. And our businessmen do not really like to leave profit for "later". in lease for some distant year, so they will cut the woods, and ours and I, in particular, will allot them plots for felling ... because ours have everything in one place. One timber industry enterprise works nearby. little things
      2. keeper03
        keeper03 8 February 2021 16: 36
        -2
        The Finns have not confused anything ?! belay fool request stop
        1. DymOk_v_dYmke
          DymOk_v_dYmke 8 February 2021 17: 42
          +2
          Quote: keeper03
          The Finns have not confused anything ?!

          It was their demons who beguiled them.
          Striped and European.
          Their territory is not so large that refueling is required. hi
    2. frruc
      frruc 8 February 2021 16: 15
      +4
      Kuopio Airfield (F / A-18), Aviation Regiment "Karjala" in Finnish Karelia is located 150 km from the Russian border.
    3. seregatara1969
      seregatara1969 9 February 2021 07: 16
      0
      Is this an invitation to exercise with the Cuban army?
  2. cniza
    cniza 8 February 2021 16: 15
    +1
    Note that although Finland is not a NATO member, it rather closely interacts with the forces of the alliance, participating in joint NATO exercises and operations.


    The United States is making every effort to draw them into NATO, but the Finns are holding on ...
    1. DymOk_v_dYmke
      DymOk_v_dYmke 8 February 2021 17: 45
      -1
      Quote: cniza
      The United States is making every effort to draw them into NATO, but the Finns are holding on ...

      And it is worth making every effort to help them hold on. hi
  3. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 8 February 2021 16: 20
    -3
    Yes, let them fly ... the Finns are very fond of Russians, and they will not fight against us. I was in a Finnish woman for a long time and communicated with the people ...
    1. tranquil
      tranquil 9 February 2021 11: 29
      +2
      Maybe, however, comments on Finnish news about Russia are filled with hatred. Even such seemingly harmless ones as the publication in the Lancet about the successful trials of a new vaccine. Long years of non-stop anti-Russian propaganda are making themselves felt.
  4. ankir13
    ankir13 8 February 2021 16: 39
    +3
    Well, if it's 50 km, then you can also fly up, but refuel from a stratotanker, it won't lose it, so everyone will practice ...
    1. DymOk_v_dYmke
      DymOk_v_dYmke 8 February 2021 17: 47
      -1
      Quote: ankir13
      Well, if it's 50 km, then you can also fly up, but refuel from a stratotanker, it won't lose it, so everyone will practice ...

      Or you can fly up and offer the boob of our tanker. hi
    2. frruc
      frruc 8 February 2021 19: 59
      0
      Our iap in Bessovets and PNy will be liked, and the Finnish flight routes have long been worked out. Everyone in readiness 1 from morning until late at night will sit.
  5. Dikson
    Dikson 8 February 2021 17: 26
    0
    To twist them JPS so that they accidentally cross the border, and even fill it to hell ... like our Turks ... - the desire to study will disappear for a long time ..
    1. Bradley
      Bradley 8 February 2021 18: 18
      +1
      Aha, send a spy to set waypoints on our border before departure. laughing
  6. Cowbra
    Cowbra 8 February 2021 17: 38
    -1
    Dates reach out - they may be left without a nuclear power plant. And they are cranky - there is no energy, no one except Rosatom can build it. Areva, they are 15, or 17, I don’t remember, they have been building 1 power unit for years, and it looks like they will be "building" as many more
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 8 February 2021 21: 32
      -5
      Two nuclear power plants have been operating in Finland since the 70s.
      1. Cowbra
        Cowbra 8 February 2021 22: 44
        +1
        Urrya! Thank you for the information ... No one told you that energy consumption has grown exponentially since then? And what does this have to do with the FACT that the contract for the construction of two units of the Olkiluoto NPP (which has been operating for a long time, yes ... But for some reason they ordered 2 more units) - by the French SORVAN. nobody else CANNOT build, and therefore Finland signed a contract with Rosatom? By the way, you don't need to look for information in pedivikia - this propagandistic box quickly cleaned up the fairy tale that blocks 1, not 2, and in general, highlikli has already been completely built ... They will introduce it right tomorrow! Only the numbers change - then in the 10th year, then in the 15th, then in the 19th ... Only the 21st is already in the yard
        What did you want to say?
  7. syndicalist
    syndicalist 8 February 2021 18: 20
    0
    And this is undoubtedly the result of the "successful" work of Russian diplomacy. Even the "evil empire of the USSR" did not seem to the Finns such a significant threat to throw themselves on NATO's neck.
    1. tranquil
      tranquil 9 February 2021 11: 42
      +1
      This is the result of a successful (without quotes) long-term European anti-Russian propaganda. Hatred of Russia is the only type of racism and xenophobia in the West that is not condemned, but hotly supported.
      Take a look at Norway. It would seem from where?
      https://inosmi.ru/inoblog/20210203/249047409.html
      1. syndicalist
        syndicalist 9 February 2021 16: 47
        0
        This hatred took right out of the blue and was born. There was no hatred for the Soviet Union, which took away a third of its territory, but it suddenly took over capitalist Russia.
  8. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 8 February 2021 20: 48
    0
    Why 50 kilometers from our border? So the Americans ordered, during the exercise in the skies of Finland, there will be a crowd of US reconnaissance aircraft. The question is what course will the requestor take when the date will "suck his tit"? repeat
  9. iouris
    iouris 8 February 2021 22: 55
    0
    I've always said that Finland and Sweden are not neutral. Moreover, they have territorial claims and claims for the resources of the Russian Federation.
  10. zwlad
    zwlad 9 February 2021 09: 08
    0
    Why not F-35s?
    Our air defense will not see them anyway.
  11. Lara Croft
    Lara Croft 9 February 2021 20: 39
    -2
    The Finnish Air Force, with the involvement of US Air Force aircraft, will conduct exercises near the Russian border.

    "Hot" Finnish guys have become extreme?