Typhoon jets currently deployed in Romania recently participated in ‘Dissimilar Air Combat Training’ with the Greek air force.

The Royal Air Force say here that the training, which took place over Romania, saw two RAF Typhoons undertake Dissimilar Air Combat Training with two Hellenic Air Force F-16s, supported by a Voyager tanker from 903 Expeditionary Air Wing based out of RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus.

“This type of training improves interoperability and provides an opportunity for pilots on both sides to test the capabilities of their respective platforms.”

Fight Lieutenant Whatmough, 3(F) Squadron Pilot, was quoted as saying:

“Training with the Hellenic Air Force and their F-16 aircraft has provided 3(F)Sqn with some fantastic opportunities to once again explore the capabilities of Typhoon alongside our NATO partners. This flight brings an end to the multinational exercises conducted during Op BILOXI 22. The training we’ve undertaken has been invaluable in ensuring the Pilots, Ground Crew and Aerospace Battle Managers gain the experience required to maintain Operational Capability.”

The Royal Air Force adds that “over the course of the 4-month deployment to Romania, alongside carrying out the NATO enhanced Air Policing and enhanced Vigilance Activity missions, the Typhoons from 3(F) Squadron have conducted several bilateral training serials with multiple NATO nations”.

George has a degree in Cyber Security from Glasgow Caledonian University and has a keen interest in naval and cyber security matters and has appeared on national radio and television to discuss current events. He also works for the NHS. George is on Twitter at @geoallison
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Watcherzero
Watcherzero
12 days ago

Treasury is working on approving a new export credit package for Ukraine giving them an addition £2.3bn of credit for UK arms purchases and £700m for reconstruction projects. This is on top of their existing £3bn UK export financing mainly used for the ship deal that sold them a frigate and missile armed patrol boats.

Treasury backs £3bn export finance package for war-torn Ukraine | Business News | Sky News

OkamsRazor
OkamsRazor
12 days ago

This is interesting
Vertical to Partner with Babcock for Development of eVTOL EMS Applications
Could these be tried on QE’s soon.

Tams
Tams
11 days ago
Reply to  OkamsRazor

No link, and absolutely nothing to do with Typhoons.

Jon
Jon
11 days ago
Reply to  OkamsRazor

Electric tiltrotor build in Bristol? Yes, very interesting, but for the QE? Insufficient range or payload (100 miles / 450 kg) I’d have thought. It could do the maritime inter-theatre lift role, but the navy seems to have its heart set on a drone for that. Perhaps ferrying VIPs to treaty signings or exhibitions.

Argus might be a better home, at least until it’s repurposed.

Jon
Jon
11 days ago
Reply to  Jon

*intra-theatre

Gareth Reynolds
Gareth Reynolds
11 days ago

Anyone that thinks we, (meaning the US/UK) could contend with an all out war with China is sorely mistaken. Just the fact they posses hypersonic missiles “which we currently can’t defend against” just goes just goes to show how far behind we really are!

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
11 days ago

Who would China sell their cheaply produced stuff to If they fall out with the West?

Behind? Other way round I’d suggest. In most areas.
Hypersonic missiles? Hype.

James
James
11 days ago

Ah the mythical hypersonic missile debate. Great they can field something which can hit a stationary object and for ‘part’ of its flight path be hypersonic, apparently.

Anyone who thinks China can contend an all out war with Western allies anywhere other than defending the south china sea or the Chinese mainland is deluded.

JamesD
JamesD
11 days ago

We can barely defend against the thousands of ballistic missiles they actually have either but what are they going to attack with those mythical hype weapons? the US mainland? Then goodbye China.
You’ll note the other supposed superpower is struggling to fight a war next door I think China with virtually no experience fighting a modern war would struggle to get across the strait without losing most of its forces. Time will tell

Gareth Reynolds
Gareth Reynolds
11 days ago
Reply to  JamesD

True, but the fact you have two of the most prominent US weapons manufacturers scrambling to create hypersonic weapon deterents goes to show its a serious issue. Also the unvailing of the new aircraft carrier missile from China the other day would suggest they are preparing themselves inacse we/nato/US look to place any of our fleets anywhere close to their mainland. Have a look at Chinese theft of intellectual and military information via their many cyber divisions. That is where things get scary. Russia isn’t China, they have had an outdated millitary for so long. They have been using equipment… Read more »

Jay
Jay
47 seconds ago

You realize hypersonic missiles have been around for 50years right? All ICBMs are hypersonic , The challenge is making a cost effective hypersonic missile that’s conventional.

Also like has been said they are only really good for stationary targets , It’s almost impossible to guide a missile going at hypersonic speeds.