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Apr 28 2022

ALLIED FIGHTERS CARRY OUT AIR INTEGRATION OVER THE IBERIAN PENINSULA

RAMSTEIN, Germany - Royal Air Force Typhoons flew to Portugal to conduct fighter integration training with their Portuguese Air Force counterparts, April 27.

This deployment has provided an opportunity to develop training and tactics with our NATO partners and demonstrates the strong bond and operational understanding between the two Air Forces."

Flying from RAF Lossiemouth, Scotland the Typhoon FGR4 operated by IX (B) Sqn transited to Monte Real Air Base in Portugal, home to the 201 and 301 fighter Squadrons who both operate F-16 Falcons, to take part in air integration training. The training demonstrates Allies ability to project airpower over the Atlantic and Western Mediterranean.

"It is always a privilege to work alongside international colleagues," said one of the Royal Air Force Typhoon pilots. "This deployment has provided an opportunity to develop training and tactics with our NATO partners and demonstrates the strong bond and operational understanding between the two Air Forces."

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Portuguese Air Force F-16 flying with Royal Air Force Typhoons. Crown Copyright

Operating away from the home base offers a range of training opportunities for the aircrew, flying alongside other nations provides invaluable insight to each other's tactics and procedures, each of the pilots got to fly alongside their Portuguese Air Force counterparts in a variety of fighter manoeuvres.

The Typhoons made the journey to and from Portugal with the support of an RAF Voyager aircraft from RAF Brize Norton, which provided air to air refuelling. 

This year the Portuguese Air Force celebrates its 70th anniversary, with a fitting motto: "70 Years - Defending the Future".  The F-16s are part of the fleet which achieved over 100,000 flying hours in the last year.

Story by Allied Air Command Public Affairs Office

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