Anatolian Eagle 2016

Large multi-national air exercises where combined air operations can be executed against strategic and tactical targets provide excellent training opportunities for all participants, but the requirements to host this type of exercise are such that there are only three training centres in the world where they can take place. Of these, the only one located [...]

By | June 29th, 2016|Exercise Reports|0 Comments

Anatolian Eagle 2015-1

The annual international Anatolian Eagle exercise held at Turkey's Konya air base took place in early/mid June against a backdrop of continued fighting against ISIL in Syria and Iraq, the conflict in Yemen between Shiite Houthi rebels and pro-government forces along with the constant unease in Libya. With so much uncertainly so close to Turkey's [...]

By | August 4th, 2015|Exercise Reports|0 Comments

352nd SOG Deploy to RAF Fairford

In December 2013 the 325nd Special Operations Group (SOG) deployed to RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire for a routine training exercise. Michael Buckle reports for AeroResource. Mid 2013 saw the arrival of two new aircraft types to RAF Mildenhall’s 352nd SOG. The delivery of the CV-22B and MC-130J marked the initial phase of a replacement program to [...]

By | December 23rd, 2013|Exercise Reports|0 Comments

Saudi Green Flag Exercise

For two weeks during September, RAF Coningsby became a hive of activity with the base hosting guests from the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF - al-quwwāt al-ğawwiyyah al-malakiyyah as-suʿūdiyyah) as they joined the Royal Air Force to take part in Exercise Saudi-British Green Flag. The exercise, starting on September 4th, saw a RSAF force of [...]

By | October 2nd, 2013|Exercise Reports|2 Comments

Joint Warrior 2013-1

Exercise Joint Warrior 13-1, running from 15-29th April 2013, once again drew participation from multiple nations in one of Europe's largest military exercises. The aviation contingent was based at RAF Leuchars and Lossiemouth, from where Ben Montgomery reports for AeroResource. Organised under the control of the Joint Tactical Exercise Planning Staff (JTEPS), Joint Warrior aims [...]

By | April 29th, 2013|Exercise Reports|1 Comment