A squadron of Turkish F-16 plane’s was observed leaving the Air to Land combat testing facility at Vidsel in the north of Sweden at lunch time monday, heading at high altitude south past Jaderfors outside Sandviken.
With contact with the Swedish Defence Agency’s press liaison officer Mikael Abrahamsson, he confirms that the Turkish Air Force had rented the facility for Top Secret air to land combat tests,
Permission for other governments state-owned flights in Swedish air space is given by the Swedish government’s defence department.
The Swedish Defence Materials Agency who operates the testing facility, which is the largest air to land combat testing facility in Europe, also confirmed via their facility chief Mats Hakkarainen, that the Turkish Air Force had been present for trials and tests.
When asked about who uses the facility he adds; “All who gets approval from the Swedish government, usually around 10 countries per year uses the facility, it’s quite popular.”