The three Nordic Air Forces, Ally Norway and Partners Finland and Sweden, will host Allied air detachments from Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom as well as NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft. Exercise flying activities will take place from Bodø and Ørland in Norway, Kallax in Sweden and Rovaniemi in Finland, and some detachments will participate from their home bases in Europe.
The objective of the exercise is to train participating air forces to conduct dissimilar aircraft combat in large composite air operations (COMAO) safely and effectively. The exercise aims to develop air combat techniques, tactics and procedures for aircraft from Allies and Partners. The deployment of participating detachments in all three host countries enhanced expeditionary and host nation support arrangements. Missions will be flown crossing from one country into another. This will allow participants and hosts to practice coordination and hand-over skills.