WASHINGTON, May 26 (Sputnik) — Participants will conduct joint live-flying events focused on offensive and defensive air combat operations.
"Twelve F-15C Eagles and about 200 personnel from the 493rd Fighter Squadron at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, and two KC-135 Stratotankers and over 30 personnel from the 351st Air Refueling Squadron at RAF Mildenhall, England, deployed to bases in Finland and Sweden for exercise Arctic Challenge 2017," the release stated.
"That allows us to see how we can better work together in the future," he added.
In addition to the United States, the exercise includes participants from Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Arctic Challenge 2017 concludes on June 2.