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F-35A Lightning IIs participated for the first time in an exercise in Denmark. Flight history was written over Denmark when two Lightning IIs participated for the first time in an exercise in Danish airspace.
This happened in connection with the large special operations flight exercise "Trojan Phoenix 2020", which was held at Aalborg air base during October and November 2020.
Two Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu, Royal Netherlands Air Force) F-35As of 322sq "Polly Grey" were tasked to support the exercise.
Both aircraft stayed for about one hour in Danish controlled airspace before they flew back to their home base Leeuwarden in the Netherlands.
The Lightnings did not land in Denmark. The Flyvevåbnet (RDAF, Royal Danish Air Force) was able to train with the Dutch to gain experience with the state-of-the-art fighter jet.
Denmark's first F-35As, out of an order of 27 aircraft, are expected to land on Danish soil in 2023.
Photos: Flyvevåbnets Fototjeneste