F-35s and Typhoon jets went up against other aircraft over the North Sea recently as part of a Fighter Integration Exercise.
It is understood that the training is designed to utilise a combination of assets to better prepare for more seamless war-time integration performance.
F-35Bs from 207 Squadron RAF Marham have joined 1 (F) Squadron Typhoons from RAF Lossiemouth to conduct a Fighter Integration exercise, flying against IX (B) Squadron Typhoons and Draken Europe FA20 aircraft over the North Sea.
— Royal Air Force (@RoyalAirForce) April 20, 2022
The Royal Air Force says that this exercise allowed the pilots to practise the key skills required for obtaining control of the air in a heavily contested kinetic and electronic warfare environment, “utilising the powerful 4th Generation Typhoon FGR4 to augment the highly capable 5th Generation F-35B Lightning”.
“These skills are vital in order to protect the territories and interests of the UK and support our NATO, European and Worldwide partners in any future conflict.”