NATO countries are conducting a “Steadfast Noon” nuclear deterrence exercise in Europe with the participation of more than 60 warplanes. The detail of the ‘Turkish pilot’ in the NATO post about the exercise was on the agenda.
In the post made on the social media account of the NATO Allied Air Command (AIRCOM), it was stated that the air forces of the allied countries tested their nuclear deterrence capabilities with the participation of dozens of aircraft in the northwest of Europe within the framework of the Steadfast Noon exercise. It was reported that more than 60 aircraft of various types from 14 countries took part in the exercise, which is stated to be a routine annual training activity.
THE PHOTO OF THE TURKISH PILOTS WAS INCLUDED
The post also included photographs of some warplanes, including an airplane belonging to the Turkish Air Force. In one of the photos, a Turkish warplane pilot wearing a crescent and star patterned helmet was also featured.
“NOT CONNECTED TO ANY CURRENT EVENTS”
Fourth and fifth generation warplanes, surveillance, tankers and 60 aircraft of various types are participating in the exercise. It was stated that real ammunition would not be used in the exercise, which also included the US B-52 long-range bombers.
In the announcement made before the exercise, “NATO-wide air forces will demonstrate their nuclear deterrence capabilities, including dozens of aircraft, over North-West Europe from Monday, October 17, 2022. NATO’s exercise, which will last until October 30, is a routine and repetitive training activity. “It is not linked to any current event,” it said.