The operation started with assets from France, The Netherlands, and the United States. Aircraft were deployed to bases in Italy.
Almost 4,500 personnel from 12 NATO countries — Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States — were deployed for this NATO operation. NATO aircraft were available at air bases in France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the United Kingdom or on carriers in the Adriatic.
German MiG-29 and USAF F-16 on a
joint mission during Operation