Two Typhoon jets from Lossiemouth were carving up the skies off the coast of Scotland this afternoon.

The flight pattern shown is consistent with a training exercise that involves air combat manoeuvring, also known as dogfighting.

In such training exercises, pilots practice engaging with simulated enemy aircraft using various tactical manoeuvres. The complex patterns and the variation in the flight paths represent the pilots practising offensive and defensive moves.

However, it’s important to note that actual dogfighting, in a real combat situation, would not be visible on publicly accessible flight tracking systems for operational security reasons. Moreover, dogfighting is less common in modern air operations due to advances in long-range air-to-air weaponry, which allows aircraft to engage from beyond visual range.

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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. George is on Twitter at @geoallison
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Mark B
Mark B (@guest_767894)
6 months ago

Good to see much peace time training ensuring we are prepared.

Graham Moore
Graham Moore (@guest_768858)
6 months ago
Reply to  Mark B

Good to hear that two Typhoons know how to dogfight.

Toby J
Toby J (@guest_767904)
6 months ago

Nice to learn how much training the RAF do, more of this please George

lonpfrb
lonpfrb (@guest_768089)
6 months ago

I guess AIM-120D and capable radar makes beyond visual range the default order of battle.

Shame that QRA crews can’t have an unfortunate accident with the launch button when the Tu Bear comes to call.
Unlike over the black sea our missiles would probably work owing to great engineering…

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