Exercise Astral Knight 2019

On Friday 31st May a media day was held in Aviano for exercise Astral Knight 2019, a multinational exercise about integrated air and missile defense systems involving Italy, USA, Croatia and Slovenia.

The most awaited participants were Hill AFB’s F-35As, redeployed in Italy for the first time:

Also a single airplane from Luke AFB was in Aviano:

Obviously F-16s based in Aviano participated too:

There was a small static display with an F-16 and an F-35:

On friday it was possible to see a KC-135T tanker from Pennsylvania ANG involved in the exercise:

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