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The last four Norwegian F-16 fighter bombers engaged in missions over Libya have returned to Norway, ending Norway's four-month contribution to the NATO bombing operations
Norway's contribution has been six F-16 and a ground crew of 120 persons, stationed at a base on Crete. Two planes returned home earlier.
Norwegian pilots have flown a total of 596 missions over Libya and dropped 542 bombes by July 25th.
596 missions over Libya and dropped 542 bombes
geeezz..what the hell is going on in Libya..
we are not being shown anything at all..
598 missions with 542 bombs dropped..only Norway
imagine the tally for all the countries..
this is total war
London has increased its contribution by adding four Tornado jets, effectively making up for the loss of the Norwegian planes.
NATO officials say Norway's departure will not affect the tempo of air operations, which have averaged more than 100 sorties per day including around 50 missions aimed at hitting targets.
The U.S. fired four additional Tomahawk missiles at Libya air defense systems Sunday, bringing the grand total to 124, a senior U.S. Defense official tells Fox News.
Each Tomahawk missile costs $600,000, according to the official, bringing the initial costs of the strikes to approximately $71 million.
Surprised China or Russia didn't take advantage of our depletion of Tomahawks.
jeez how many of those things have we fired off in the last decade plus all those missiles...
Unless we have one major stockpile of kill
Defence insiders say as many as 12 of the weapons have been fired from the hunter–killer submarine Triumph in the past four days.
If this is correct, the Navy will have used up to 20 per cent of its 64 Tomahawks in the opening salvos of the war, leading to fears that it is "burning through" its armoury.
The situation could become an embarrassment for the Government if the submarine were the only vessel within range of a number of targets but could not fulfil the mission.