F-16 aircraft, which could be seen and heard over Copenhagen on Thursday, were part of an exercise.
The Defense Command informs Ritzau.
It was an approach exercise at Copenhagen Airport.
Here, the fighter planes had to practice approach to a civilian airport, and this meant that they were flown over the capital.
According to the Defense Command, this is a standard exercise that occurs once in a while.
The Defense Command does not state how many aircraft were part of the exercise.
Also about half a year ago, fighter jets were in the air over Copenhagen.
Here, two F-16 aircraft were sent to Copenhagen Airport because the police had received a threat against a passenger plane that was on its way to the airport from Poland.
The threat concerned a possible bomb, and the police therefore moved out in large numbers to the airport.
When the plane landed, it was emptied of passengers and examined more closely. But no explosives were found on board.
The F-16 aircraft then remained at the airport until the passengers were evacuated.
The Danish F-16 aircraft are on call around the clock to repel unwanted aircraft in Danish airspace or assist aircraft in trouble.
In addition, the fighter jets have generally filled more of the public debate in recent months in connection with the war in Ukraine.
On Thursday, it emerged that Denmark, together with the Netherlands, will lead the training of Ukrainian pilots for F-16 aircraft. Other countries will also take part in the training.
Meanwhile, the question of whether Denmark will deliver F-16 aircraft to Ukraine is still pending. This was said by Acting Defense Minister Troels Lund Poulsen (V) on Thursday in an email to Ritzau.
In 1975, Denmark decided to purchase 58 F-16 aircraft, and the first arrived in Denmark in 1980, after which the aircraft gradually replaced the Air Force’s other aircraft.
The air force’s F-16 aircraft are of the Fighting Falcon type. They can both fight other aircraft in the air and carry out precise attacks on targets on the ground.
Source: Kristeligt Dagblad – Latest articles. by www.kristeligt-dagblad.dk.
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