The NATO E-3A provided support through command and control of the aircraft flying over Turkiye. Allied Eurofighter Typhoons from the Royal Air Force took part alongside Partners Azerbaijan and Pakistan who also sent their fighter aircraft. Qatar and the UAE were also invited guests who sent fighter jets to participate. These pilots worked together and developed their combined operational awareness to employ tactics in large force compositions.
The training stood out as a great opportunity to showcase the readiness of our systems, aircraft, and airmen of the participating nations
"We are happy to host Allied and partner nations at the Anatolian Eagle Squadron Command. Our airmen worked to improve their skills and interoperability between the participating nations in training such as; Composite Air Operations, Time Sensitive Targeting, Dynamic Targeting, High-Value Airborne Asset Protection, and Anti-Surface Air Operations," said Lieutenant Colonel Hakan Girgin, Anatolian Eagle Training Squadron Commander. "NATO AWACS has also contributed to these efforts. Anatolian Eagle ’23 Training stood out as an excellent opportunity to showcase the readiness of our systems, aircraft, and airmen of the participating nations," he underlined.
Since its establishment in 2001, 43 Anatolian Eagle iterations have been performed. Over 39,000 personnel and 2,000 air platforms participated in around 26,000 sorties during these exercises. Up to this year, 15 countries participated in the various training events.
In the face of complex, strategic challenges, the Alliance benefits from engaging with Allies and Partners in exercises such as Anatolian Eagle to prepare Allied forces for the missions they will carry out.