Aircraft from the German, Italian and Israeli Air Forces have arrived at RAF Waddington to participate in Exercise Cobra Warrior.
The Royal Air Force say the aircraft will join aircraft from the UK and United States Air Force in high intensity large force tactical training over the coming weeks.
The Exercise Director, Group Captain Robert Barrett said:
“The RAF welcomes the participation of our Air Force colleagues from other nations and we welcome the opportunity to train alongside all of the participating nations’ forces on this challenging exercise.”
The Israeli Air Force Head of Training and Doctrine Directorate, Brigadier General Amnon Ein-Dar, said:
“We are happy and proud to participate in the Cobra Warrior exercise. This is the first time IAF fighter aircraft are deployed to and flying in Britain. The deployment will help improve IAF readiness and capability. We view this exercise as the highest standard of training, an excellent opportunity for mutual learning and bolstering cooperation between partners.”
Around 50 aircraft of various types will be participating in the exercise. The RAF say that the exercise will take place from the 1st-20th of September and will be controlled by directing staff at RAF Waddington.