RAF Typhoon, Sentry and Rivet Joint to partecipate in Red Flag 2019

RAF Typhoon Red Flag 2019
RAF Typhoons to partecipate in Red Flag 2019.

Typhoons from RAF Lossiemouth, Sentry and Rivet Joint from RAF Waddington, and personnel from units stationed across the country will train at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada [Exercise Red Flag 19-1] alongside counterparts from across the US Armed Forces and the Royal Australian Air Force.

The RAF's Intelligence, Surveillance, Targeting and Reconnaissance Force (ISTAR) is deploying a Sentinel R1 from V(AC), an RC-135 Rivet Joint from 51 Squadron and Sentry AEW 1 (E-3D) from 8 Squadron. Each provides a complementary capability and for the first time on exercise will operate with No. 1 Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance Wing.

With a scenario designed to replicate the issues NATO faces today in the European Theatre, and which will become increasingly complex and challenging over its three-week duration, the exercise provides an unrivalled level of training.

Prior to deployment of the Air Battlespace Training Centre (ABTC) at RAF Waddington provided dedicated work-up training for both the ISTAR Force and Battlespace Management Force.

The synthetic training delivered by the ABTC was aimed at preparing 8 Squadron and BM Force personnel for deployment on the foremost coalition air power exercise in the world. A full synthetic replica of the Nellis Tactics and Training Range was created at Waddington. Focusing on the air command and control capability provided by the E-3D and BM Force, the ABTC put personnel through the paces across a range of missions likely to be encountered on the exercise.

An Air Warfare Centre unit, the ABTC specialises in the provision of the synthetic team and collective training, enabled by a professional White Force (WF), comprised of current military and Inzpire contracted subject matter experts, across the range of air power roles.

Source: RAF
Image: USAF

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