RAF Typhoons Train Alongside Turkish Air Force in Konya

Royal Air Force Typhoon fighter jets from RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland spent three days exercising alongside Turkish Air Force F-16 fighter jets as part of the UK’s contribution in delivering on the NATO commitment of Tailored Assurance Measures to Turkey.

In late 2015, Allies agreed on a package of Tailored Assurance Measures for Turkey (TAMT) to respond to the increasing security challenges on Turkish borders.

For the pilots, flying alongside other nations provides invaluable insight into each other’s tactics and procedures. During the week, each of the pilots got to fly against their Turkish counterparts in one on one air combat missions, gaining a greater understanding of each other’s abilities.

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