18 June 2009 kl 15.00
One of the aims of exercise Loyal Arrow was to develop methods for international cooperation. When the German Air Force during the exercise asked the Air Operations Officer of the F 21 Wing, Mats Hakkarainen, if one of the Swedish pilots would like to join a mission that included aerial refuelling, they quickly got an answer.
– We hope to get training in aerial refuelling in the near future, so I thought it would be an excellent opportunity for one of our pilots to have that experience, says Mr. Hakkarainen.
18 June 2009 kl 15.30
June 17, has seen the concluding ceremony of Loyal Arrow, the NATO-led air exercise. The host for this exercise has been the air base of the F 21 Wing. It was the moment for personnel of the ten participating nations to thank each other after nine days of air exercises. There were representatives from most of the participating countries at the concluding ceremony.
17 June 2009 kl 10.00
The “flying gas station”, a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, takes off from Kallax air base loaded with more than 150 000 pounds of aircraft fuel. Today, the shop is open for six hours for the fighter aircraft that participate in exercise Loyal Arrow.
16 June 2009 kl 12.00
An injured pilot is in the area controlled by the enemy. He needs help to escape, and the Swedish rescue group is tasked with getting him out. This is the scenario for one of the missions during exercise Loyal Arrow.
16 June 2009 kl 09.41
It has been possible for the Swedish pilots to fly every day during exercise Loyal Arrow.
”We have carried out all our planned flights, the other nations have had to cancel a few times because of low cloud base,” says the Carl-Johan Edström, pilot and CO of the second Squadron of the F 21 Wing.
16 June 2009 kl 08.04
With these words, Colonel Michael Dederichs, German Air Force, closed his presentation to Brigadier General Gianni Baron at the Deployable Control and Reporting Centre, DCRC. The general is the commander of the Joint Force Air Component Command at Ramstein, Germany, under which the DCRC will deploy during the upcoming NATO Response Force 13 the six-month-standby period starting in July 2009.
15 June 2009 kl 13.44
There is no disputing that all flying requires rigorous safety. At the Kallax Air Base, it is the air field maintenance unit of the F 21 Wing that does all the maintenance of the air field.
”We are the ones that clear the field of anything that may constitute a risk. You could well say that we are the maids-of-all that fix most things,” says Herje Modin, one of the field maintenance chiefs.
14 June 2009 kl 09.48
On Saturday the 13th of June His majesty the King of Sweden arrived at Kallax Air Base, Norrbotten Wing F 21 to visit Loyal Arrow. His Majesty the King was accompanied by General Roger A. Brady, Commander of NATO’s Allied Air Component Command at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
13 June 2009 kl 15.14
A ship built on pride and tradition. A crew where the commonship and ambition is touchable.
“I´ve been onboard the HMS Illustrious for two years and I`m really enjoying this," medical assistant Linda McCollum says.
13 June 2009 kl 14.48
A visit programme for high-ranking officers from participating nations was conducted on Friday the 12th of June at Exercise Loyal Arrow 2009 - the live flying exercise for NATO and partner nations hosted by Partnership for Peace member Sweden in the north of the country.