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Finnish Air Force to participate in Ramstein Alloy 3/20 with two F/A-18s

Air Force
18.9.2020 15.45
Press release
F/A-18 Hornet and a Lithuanian Air Force C-27J Spartan.
F/A-18 Hornet and a Lithuanian Air Force C-27J Spartan during a Ramstein Alloy exercise. Photo: Finnish Air Force.

The Finnish Air Force will take part in Ramstein Alloy 3/20 with two F/A-18 Hornet multi-role fighters from 21 to 23 September 2020.

The objective of the Ramstein Alloy exercise series is to enhance the interoperability of NATO member and partner nations’ Air Forces in the Baltic Sea region. The exercise takes place three times a year. The Finnish Air Force participates in the exercise series as a partner nation.

The training scenarios include missions such as the identification and escort of an aircraft suffering from communication loss (COMLOSS). The cooperation contributes to the safety of air traffic in the Baltic Sea region. In addition, the Ramstein Alloy exercise series provides an opportunity to fly Dissimilar Air Combat Training (DACT) against different types of fighters.

Because of the COVID-19 situation, the Finnish F/A-18s will operate only out of Rissala Air Base, Finland, during Ramstein Alloy 3/20. The training missions will take place in the international airspace above the Baltic Sea, and in Finnish, Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian airspace.

The Ramstein Alloy exercise series is a part of the Defence Forces’ international training and exercise plan, approved by the Finnish Ministry of Defence. The previous Ramstein Alloy exercise took place in June 2020.