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‘Alpha Uno’: Swiss fighter jets take off and land on motorway

‘Alpha Uno’: Swiss fighter jets take off and land on motorway

This is not the first time the Swiss Air Force has conducted exercises on the motorway: on September 3, 1988, the Swiss Air Force conducted a manoeuvre called “NOSTRA” on a motorway in canton Obwalden. Keystone-SDA The Swiss Air Force is conducting a military exercise on the motorway in canton Vaud between the Payerne and...

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Swiss army taking part in NATO exercise in Germany

Swiss army taking part in NATO exercise in Germany

In Germany, Swiss Air Force pilots will use four F/A-18 aircraft to deepen their knowledge and skills in cross-border air defence. Keystone / Dominic Favre The Swiss army will be taking part in the multinational NATO exercise, “Tiger Meet” in Schleswig, Germany, until June 13. This is one of the largest air-operations exercises in Europe,...

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Fighter jets to use Swiss motorway as runway

Fighter jets to use Swiss motorway as runway

Part of the road which will be occupied by the jets. Keystone/Jean-Christophe Bott To prepare for an emergency, Switzerland will have fighter jets take off and land on a motorway next week. Eight F/A-18s are expected to be deployed, the Swiss Air Force announced on Thursday.  This content was published on May 31, 2024 –...