Arctic Challenge Exercise 2017
The Air Forces of Finland, Norway and Sweden will host multinational Arctic Challenge Exercise 2017 from 22 May to 2 June 2017. More than one hundred aircraft from eleven nations will participate in the air exercise carried out in the airspace over the northern areas of the host countries.
This year's Arctic Challenge Exercise (ACE 17) is the third of its kind that Finland, Norway and Sweden have organised together. The exercise conducted every second year since 2013 is this time led by the Finnish Air Force that is responsible for planning and direction of the training event.
ACE 17 provides opportunity to train the large-scale planning and conducting of air operations in a real-like operating environment that involves a wide range of aircraft and forces of modern air warfare.
The ACE17 host bases are located in Bodø in Norway, Luleå in Sweden, and Rovaniemi in Finland.