U.S aircraft flew Norwegian airspace on surveillance mission outside Russia’s nuclear sub bases, thebarentsobserver.com

Norway’s reassurance policy towards Russia has for the most followed a practice that allied intelligence missions to airspace outside the Kola Peninsula should not take off, land, or fly over Norwegian airspace. On Wednesday, a U.S. Air Force plane was indeed inside Norwegian airspace, both before and after the flight aimed to monitor Russia’s military forces from above the eastern Barents Sea. […]

Spokesperson with the Norwegian Air Force, Lieutenant colonel Eivind Byre, confirms to the Barents Observer that there was joint training in the air earlier in the day.

“It was training with American and Norwegian aircraft over Norwegian airspace today. What the Americans did after the training, in international airspace, is something we can’t answer for,” Lt. Col. Byre said. He declined to comment more in detail on the KC-135’s return flight over mainland Norway, as seen on FlightRadar24. Läs artikel