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US Air Force's largest exercise bolsters combat readiness and joint force integration

26th July 2023 - 19:00 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in London

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The Department of Defense is prioritising the People’s Republic of China as its number one pacing challenge. (Photo: US DoD)

Amidst a complex threat environment, this year's Red Flag exercise prioritises joint force operations, agility and aerial refuelling capabilities while preparing for nation-state and non-state actor threats.

The largest USAF exercise, Red Flag 23-3, hosted by the 414th Combat Training Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, began in the middle of July.

The exercise is set out to maximise the combat readiness, capability and survivability of participating units.

It provides realistic, multi-domain training in a combined air, ground, space and electronic threat environment while providing opportunities for a free exchange of ideas between forces.

They focus is on strengthening joint force integration, leveraging the mobility force with tanker integration, and enhancing proficiency in agile combat employment, particularly agile logistics capabilities.

These objectives are designed to boost

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Norbert Neumann

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

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