A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle finishes refueling a KC-135R Stratotanker in this photo from September 2013. Four F-15s and a KC-135 are headed to Norway for to participate in the Nordic Defence Cooperation exercise.
In 2013, the NATO Tigermeet was held for the second consecutive year at the Orland Air Base in Norway from June 17-28. The gathering of Tiger Squadrons has become one of the most important NATO exercise, with over 75 aircraft from 16 nations taking part. The winners of the famous Silver Tiger Trophy were the Reconnaissance Wing 51 “Immelmann” (AG51) of the German Air Force, flying the Tornado ECR. They also won the prices for best looking uniform as well as the most fancy paint scheme.
Germany has revealed plans to join the Multinational MRTT Fleet (MFF) alongside the Netherlands, Norway and Poland, to share a fleet of Airbus Defence & Space A330 multi-role tanker transports. In 2014 the three other nations announced plans to share the burden of operating multirole tanker transports in Europe, and now Germany has decided that as its A310 tanker fleet ages, it will join the effort.
Arguably the most effective version of the famous Heinkel He III series of bombers and certainly the one that was built in most numbers - meet the Heinkel He.III H-6, 1H+BB, 1./KG26, Bardufoss Airfield, Norway, 5th July 1942 – Attack on Artic convoy PQ 17.