The annual Frisian Flag military exercise will begin on Monday morning. More than 70 aircraft will be taking off from the Leeuwarden air base between 9 and 20 April.
According to Omrop Fryslân, the goal of the military exercise is to practice complex and large-scale missions. Planes from Germany, the United Kingdom, Poland, Spain, France, Italy and the United State will join Dutch planes for two weeks in order to practice cooperating with different nations.
The first plane to take off is a weather ship which will assess the weather conditions at the various training locations in the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark. After that, the first group of aircraft will take to the skies. The scenario that the air personnel will be acting out is gaining control of the airspace above an enemy-held territory.
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