• Frank Visser

2016 Frisian Flag

Updated: Feb 3, 2018


Since 1992 Frisian Flag exercise has developed into a major NATO exercise held annually in the northern part of the Netherlands. Aim is to practise large-scale air operations with different nations and strengthen international cooperation and leadership.


For the second time a large F-15 detachment of the USAF from California and Massachusetts ANG were present at Leeuwarden airbase.



For air refuelling aircraft were provided by the European Air Refuelling Training, which simultaneously took part in their exercise. This was EART exercise was conducted from Eindhoven airbase.


Participants 14 F-16AM/BMs Several squadrons Royal Netherlands Air Force 6 F-16Cs 3.elt Polish Air Force 8 F-16AMs 349 Squadron Belgium Air Force 6 F-18Cs HävLLv 31 Finnish Air Force 6 Tornados GR.4/A 9 Squadron Royal Air Force 10 EF2000s TLG31 German Air Force 4 Mirage 2000Ds EC 03.003 French Air Force 8 F15C/Ds 144 FW/ 194 FS California ANG and 104 FW/ 131 FS Massachusetts ANG USAF

1 Falcon 20 Cobham only week 1

1 Falcon 20ECM 771 skv Royal Norwegian Air Force (only week 2) 1 E-3A AWACS NAEWF operated from Geilenkirchen airbase, Germany

1 C-130H 336 Squadron operated from Eindhoven airbase (only week 2





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