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MAJOR ROLE FOR RAF AT WORLD’S PREMIER AIR COMBAT EXERCISE

‹ Return to MOD Press Release: Major Role for RAF at World’s Premier Air Combat Exercise

RAF personnel are taking part in the world’s largest and most complex air combat exercise at Nellis Air Force Base in the United States. Exercise Red Flag is a three-week, ‘5th Generation’ exercise that sees friendly ‘Blue Forces’ compete against hostile ‘Red Force’ aggressors in live and synthetic training environments, simulating air-to-air, air-to-ground and space and cyber warfare.

The training mirrors the threats and complex air defences posed by real-life adversaries, and helps participating nations better understand each other’s capabilities.

Here a Typhoon aircraft of 6 Sqn takes to the skies as a USAF A10 Thunderbolt lands on the parallel runway in the foreground.

Image by Cpl Graham Taylor RAF
23 Jan 2017
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