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Exercise Red Flag to focus on young operators

27th January 2023 - 18:00 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in London


Forces participating in the exercise include the USAF, the USN, the USMC, the US Space Force and Air National Guard, as well as the UK RAF and the Royal Australian Air Force. (Photo: US DoD)

This year's Red Flag exercises will see Australia, the UK and the US focus on the Indo-Pacific theatre and interoperability, as well as prioritising young aviators.

The first Red Flag-Nellis exercise of 2023 has begun, the USAF announced on 23 January.

Around a hundred aircraft and about 3,000 personnel from Australia, the UK and the US are participating in the air combat training exercise that focuses on readiness and interoperability between the allies.

‘In our 48th year Red Flag participants will build confidence under fire, integrated leadership, and a warfighter culture that will win our nation’s fights,’ Col Jared Hutchinson, 414th Combat Training Squadron commander, said in a statement.

‘Each Flag pushes state of the art to a new level by building on the efforts of

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Norbert Neumann


Norbert Neumann

Norbert is the Aviation, Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in …

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