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Norway declares F-35A initial operational capability
« on: November 10, 2019, 11:08:30 PM »
Norway declares F-35A initial operational capability
Pat Host, Washington, DC - Jane's Defence Weekly
07 November 2019

https://www.janes.com/article/92425/norway-declares-f-35a-initial-operational-capability

Key Points

Norway declared IOC for its F-35As on 6 November

It becomes the third European nation to declare initial capability after the UK and Italy

On 6 November Norway declared initial operational capability (IOC) for the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) conventional variant, after validating it can operate the aircraft away from its home base of Ørland Main Air Station.

Norway finished several days of transferring F-35As and equipment that are part of a fighter weapon system from Ørland Main Air Station to Rygge Air Station near Oslo as part of its final test prior to declaring IOC. It becomes the third European country to declare IOC after the UK and Italy.