Typhoons from RAF Coningsby based XI(Fighter) Squadron, have taken part in a large international exercise in Qatar.

The RAF say here that the exercise, known as Ferocious Falcon V, involved forces from Qatar, France, Italy, Türkiye and the United States.

“The Qatari led exercise is designed to bring partner forces together to increase combat efficiency and increase unity. The exercise also strengthens the bonds of friendship, the support of joint action and the exchange of experiences with these countries. Elements from the Qatari land, naval and air forces all took part in the exercise. The Qatari aim was that all military personnel from the participating countries will gain experience in the field and strengthen international relations by cooperating in various missions.”

Squadron Leader Hodgkinson, XI (F) Squadron Detachment Commander, was quoted as saying:

“This Exercise offered increased exposure to our allies in the Broader Middle East, facilitating advanced training and integration. The small detachment of pilots and specialist engineers have delivered 100% exercise sortie completion rates and the opportunity to work closely with international allies has been invaluable.
XI (F) Squadron, like the rest of the Typhoon Force, are held at readiness to project Combat Air across the globe.  We have completed Exercise Bersama Lima in Malaysia and then pivoted to the Middle East for this exercise, reflecting the agility and resilience the squadron and aircraft offers.”

The RAF added that the RAF Typhoons flying from a Qatari air base conducted Defensive Counter Air training with the other nations taking part in the exercise.

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Lisa has a degree in Media & Communication from Glasgow Caledonian University and works with industry news, sifting through press releases in addition to moderating website comments.
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Graham Moore
Graham Moore
4 months ago

We don’t always hear how many assets deploy on such exercises – a full Squadron? A Flight?
We also need to exercise at scale.

Peter S
Peter S
4 months ago
Reply to  Graham Moore

We need more Typhoons, period.

Toby J
Toby J
4 months ago
Reply to  Peter S

We, period?
As in, the Americans are going to buy Typhoon?

Andrew D
Andrew D
4 months ago
Reply to  Peter S

That would be nice 😏

Robert Blay
Robert Blay
4 months ago
Reply to  Graham Moore

Its probably 6 or 8 jet’s. Which is the kind of number most nations deploy, including the US for such exercises.

RobW
RobW
4 months ago
Reply to  Graham Moore

I can’t find anything that states the number, but the few photographs that exist show just 2.

Louis
Louis
4 months ago
Reply to  RobW

It’s 4, they were the aircraft that deployed to Malaysia.