Finnish Air Force to participate in Ramstein Alloy 1/2020

Air Force 17.4.2020 9.55
Press release

The Finnish Air Force will take part in Ramstein Alloy 1/2020 with two F/A-18 Hornet multi-role fighters from 20 to 22 April.

C-27J Spartan and F/A-18 Hornet

The objective of the Ramstein Alloy exercise series is to enhance the cooperation and interoperability of NATO member and partner nations’ Air Forces operating in the Baltic region. The training scenarios include missions such as the identification and escort of an aircraft suffering from communications loss (COMLOSS).

Because of the COVID-19 epidemic, the Finnish F/A-18s will operate only out of Rissala Air Base, Finland, during Ramstein Alloy 1/2020. The training missions will take place in the international airspace above the Baltic Sea and in Finnish, Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian airspace.

The Finnish Air Force has taken part in the Ramstein Alloy exercise series, originally known as the Baltic Region Training Events (BRTE), since 2008. The previous time the Finnish Air Force participated in Ramstein Alloy was in September 2019.