Typhoon jets deployed in Lithuania have carried out mock air attacks to test the defences of NATO warships operating in the Baltic Sea, say the RAF.
“The RAF Typhoons from 6 Squadron are currently based at Šiauliai Air Base in Lithuania, with 135 Expeditionary Air Wing, to primarily conduct the NATO Air Policing mission. In addition to this mission however the RAF are also conducting training activities and exercises with other NATO Allies and regional partners.
The Air Maritime training exercise saw the Typhoons being used to test the air defences of the Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 Task Force, commanded by Commodore Yngve Skoglund of the Royal Norwegian Navy in his flagship HNoMS Otto Sverdrup. The NATO ships were subjected to simulated air attack from high-performance fighter aircraft and air-launched anti-ship missiles.”
The RAF also add that 135 EAW will be supporting wider NATO training activities alongside their Baltic Air Policing mission.
“During the tour the Typhoon pilots will be conducting Air Defence, Close Air Support and Air Combat training with NATO partners.”