COUNTER SURFACE TO AIR FIRE (C-SAFIRE) WORKING GROUP NORWAY

A team of 5 from the FP Centre has deployed to Ørland Air Station, Norway to conduct a Counter Surface to Air Fire (C-SAFIRE) working group.

As part of the working group, the team have been sharing knowledge, concepts and operational planning methods with personnel from 132 Air Wing of the Royal Norwegian Air Force.

Wing Commander Liam Mitchell, OC RAF FP Centre:

It has been a great week for the RAF Force Protection Centre working alongside our comrades in the 132 Air Wing, Royal Norwegian Air Force. Formed in the UK in 1944, 132 Air Wing delivers 5th generation combat air power. Air Force Protection exchanges such as this will only help to strengthen our collective ability to defend and secure our next generation capabilities.

This working group directly follows the FP Fce Comd engagement with the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) earlier in the year and acts as the first of many joint activities that will make up the RAF - RNoAF FP Road Map. This work will not only increase the operational effectiveness of both Services FP organisations but will also aid our understanding of how to deliver Next Generation FP for a 21st Century RAF.

The Counter threats team discuss with the RNoAF personnel the challenges and opportunities of protecting aircraft on their approach and departure to the ├śrland area of responsibility. The aircraft is the F-35A lightning
The Counter threats team discuss with the RNoAF personnel the challenges and opportunities of protecting aircraft on their approach and departure to the Ørland area of responsibility.  The aircraft is the F-35A lightning.
FS Steve Campbell discussing how you could apply the threat templates to an airfield like ├śrland
FS Steve Campbell discussing how you could apply the threat templates to an airfield like Ørland
The RNoAF delegation apply C-SAFIRE templates to a fictional airfield as part of an operational planning Exercise
The RNoAF delegation apply C-SAFIRE templates to a fictional airfield as part of an operational planning Exercise

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