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Frisian Flag 2012
18th of April - Leeuwarden AFB - the Netherlands
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A fleet of international fighter jets is currently filling the skies over parts of the northern Netherlands and the North Sea. Around 65 fighter aircraft, from F-16 Falcons to F-18 Hornets and Eurofighter Typhoons, have descended on Leeuwarden Air Base to participate in the international exercise "Frisian Flag", which will last until 27 April.

The aim of the exercise is to train for realistic combat situations in broad international contexts, with an emphasis on cooperation and communication. Experience in Afghanistan and Libya has shown the importance of working together internationally.

Hornets and Falcons
The air base accommodates approximately 65 aircraft, about 50 of which are conducting two sorties per day. In addition to 12 Dutch F-16s, the Polish, Norwegian and Belgian air forces have also sent contingents of F-16s. Other types of fighters represented include Finnish F-18 Hornets, Swedish JAS-39 Gripens and British and German Eurofighter Typhoons. The Dutch KDC-10 is serving as a tanker aircraft during the exercise, while NATO and the UK have deployed AWACS airborne radar stations. Air combat and traffic control is provided by the Air Operations Control Station at Nieuw-Milligen, Netherlands, in collaboration with the German and Danish air combat and traffic control units. (info: www.defensie.nl)

Duitsland
30+78 Eurofighter EF-2000 JBG 31 12-4-2012
30+79 Eurofighter EF-2000 JBG 31 12-4-2012
30+85 Eurofighter EF-2000 JBG 31 12-4-2012
30+66 Eurofighter EF-2000 JBG 31 12-4-2012
30+75 Eurofighter EF-2000 JBG 31 12-4-2012
30+76 Eurofighter EF-2000 JBG 31 12-4-2012

Noorwegen
659 F-16AM FLO 13-4-2012
289 F-16AM FLO 13-4-2012
291 F-16AM FLO 13-4-2012
670 F-16AM FLO 13-4-2012
667 F-16AM FLO 13-4-2012
681 F-16AM FLO 13-4-2012
295 F-16AM FLO 13-4-2012
663 F-16AM FLO 13-4-2012
277 F-16AM FLO 13-4-2012
299 F-16AM FLO 13-4-2012

Belgiƫ
FA-101 F-16AM 2 Wing 13-4-2012
FA-133 F-16AM 2 Wing 13-4-2012
FA-91 F-16AM 2 Wing 13-4-2012
FA-126 F-16AM 2 Wing 13-4-2012
FB-21 F-16BM 2 Wing 13-4-2012

Nederland
J-136 F-16AM 312 Sq. 13-4-2012
J-508 F-16AM 312 Sq. 13-4-2012
J-014 F-16AM 312 Sq. 13-4-2012
J-063 F-16AM 312 Sq. 13-4-2012
J-196 F-16AM 312 Sq. 13-4-2012
J-202 F-16AM 313 Sq. 13-4-2012
J-635 F-16AM 313 Sq. 13-4-2012

Polen
4064 F-16C 10. ELT 13-4-2012
4065 F-16C 10. ELT 13-4-2012
4066 F-16C 10. ELT 13-4-2012
4069 F-16C 10. ELT 13-4-2012
4070 F-16C 10. ELT 13-4-2012
4074 F-16C 10. ELT 13-4-2012

Finland
HN-422 Hornet F-18C HAVLLV 31 13-4-2012
HN-427 Hornet F-18C HAVVLV 31 13-4-2012
HN-409 Hornet F-18C HAVLLV 11 13-4-2012
HN-432 Hornet F-18C HAVLLV 11 13-4-2012
HN-417 Hornet F-18C HAVLLV 31 13-4-2012
HN-453 Hornet F-18C HAVLLV 31 13-4-2012

Zweden
39225 Saab JAS-39C F 7 13-4-2012
39280 Saab JAS-39C F 7 13-4-2012
39276 Saab JAS-39C F 7 13-4-2012
39231 Saab JAS-39C F 7 13-4-2012
39263 Saab JAS-39C F 21 13-4-2012
39248 Saab JAS-39C F 21 13-4-2012
39260 Saab JAS-39C F 21 13-4-2012
39246 Saab JAS-39C F 21 13-4-2012

Verenigd Koninkrijk
ZJ916/QO-S Typhoon FGR.4 3 Sq. 13-4-2012
ZJ926/QO-Y Typhoon FGR.4 3 Sq. 13-4-2012
ZJ928/BX Typhoon FGR.4 29 Sq. 13-4-2012
ZJ920/QO-A Typhoon FGR.4 3 Sq. 13-4-2012
ZJ933/DF Typhoon FGR.4 11 Sq. 13-4-2012
ZJ815/BN Typhoon T.3 29 Sq. 13-4-2012

Transport:
CC-2 Casa C-295M TUKILLV Finland
17 Casa CN-295M 13. ELT Polen
1508 Hercules C-130E 14. ELT Polen
5629 Hercules C-130J 335 SKV Noorwegen