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Cobra Warrior comes to a close

24th September 2019 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Exercise Cobra Warrior has come to a close at RAF Waddington, the Royal Air Force announced on 20 September.

The multi-national tactical training event saw affiliated forces training together to develop the tactical skills of aircrew and supporting elements with a Composite Air Operation.

The exercise rehearsed a range of complex scenarios focusing on developing tactics and strategies in order to counter a near-peer adversary including crisis and conflict situations that could be encountered in operations.

UK forces trained alongside personnel from Germany, Israel and Italy. Several Israeli F-15s flew together with UK Typhoons, Italian and German Eurofighters for the first time.

RAF Waddington operated as a main operating base for all aircraft involved which included ISTAR and refuelling assets as well as the fighter jets. Spadeadam training area hosted the majority of the tactical elements. Other bases participating included RAF Boulmer, RAF Brize Norton, RAF Coningsby, RAF Fairford, RAF Leeming, RAF Lossiemouth, RAF Marham, RAF Mildenhall and RAF Odiham.

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