HIGH WYCOMBE, United Kingdom - Two Typhoon Squadrons have deployed simultaneously to Operation Carson in Poland and Exercise Bersama Lima in Malaysia demonstrating commitment to Alliance Air Power, expeditionary capabilities and cooperation with Partners.
We take our role in European security seriously and these joint exercises only serve to bolster collective defence across the region partnerships
Four Royal Air Force Typhoon jets arrived at Poznan Air Base, Poland, to conduct multiple training exercises with the Polish Air Force and Italian and Spanish Air Force fighter jets supporting NATO’s Air Policing mission in the Baltic Region. The British fighter jets and a Globemaster C-17 transport aircraft flew from RAF Akrotiri, where the Typhoons are currently based, to Poznan where they were welcomed by their Polish counterparts.
Royal Air Force Typhoon jets arriving at Poznan Air Base, Poland, to conduct training exercises with the Polish and other NATO air forces in the Baltic region
Photo by Royal Air Force.
A Royal Air Force Typhoon during combined aerial manoevures views from the perspective of a Polish Ai Force F-16 pilot. This kind of training enhances mutual understanding and flying skills.
Photo by Royal Air Force.
Four Royal Air Force Typhoon jets deployed over thousands of miles to Malaysia training with regional air forces in an air defence scenario, highlighting Partner cooperation and expeditionary capabilities. Photo by Royal Air Force.
Military personnel from Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United Kingdom during the opening ceremony of Exercise Bersama Lima 2023, Kuantan, Malaysia.
Photo by Royal Australian Air Force.
The two-week deployment codenamed Op CARSON will involve pilots undertaking combat air training with Poland, Italy and Spain to practice aerial combat manoeuvres against different types of aircraft to develop tactics, techniques and procedures. Close Air Support (CAS) training will also be conducted with UK and US Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTAC) who direct the action of combat aircraft.
“Over the next fortnight, we will be working closely with our Allies practicing engaging targets beyond visual range and simulating various possible combat scenarios with forces both on the ground and in the air over Eastern skies,” said Squadron Leader Hunter, Commanding Officer of the Typhoon detachment. “We take our role in European security seriously and these joint exercises only serve to bolster collective defence across the region,” he added
In Malaysia, the Typhoons flew nearly 7000 miles with support of the Voyager aircraft to work together in an air defence scenario with partners from Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. These nations form the Five Powers Defence Arrangements (FPDA), which is a defensive military agreement to help maintain security in the region.