RAMSTEIN, Germany- NATO's exercise Noble Arrow 2016, a multinational exercise involving Allies
and partners, enters its second week in the northwest and northeast of the
Integrated into the UK exercise Joint Warrior, more than 70
military aircraft are demonstrating their combat readiness, further enhancing
cooperation and interoperability.
The Portuguese Air Force detachment of F-16 fighter jets are
one of many air assets in the exercise. Deployed to Royal Air Force (RAF) Lossiemouth they
are practicing large-scale joint flying operations with other air and maritime
"So far Noble Arrow has been a great opportunity to
strengthen the relationship with our NATO partners," says Major Bruno Ribeiro,
the Portuguese F-16 detachment commander at RAF Lossiemouth. "In this complex
scenario, involving multiple airbases and interaction with naval assets,
effective coordination and communication is a special challenge. The exercise
offers us an opportunity to further hone our processes to maximize the
effectiveness of our operation for future NATO Response Force (NRF) missions."
Exercise Noble Arrow 2016 wraps up on Thursday, October 20th.
Story by HQ AIRCOM Public Affairs Office