A Typhoon uses Paveway bombs to destroy Islamic State mechanical excavator being used to construct defensive positions. Also this week, RAF Typhoon patrols over Ramadi continued, they used Paveways to destroy two terrorist machine-gun positions, as well as an anti-aircraft gun that had opened fire on an Iraqi Air Force helicopter. Near Haditha, Reapers provided close air support to Iraqi security forces as Islamic State attempted to mount an attack on them Hellfire missiles and a GBU-12 were used against two armed pick-up trucks, two machine-gun teams and groups of terrorist fighters. In the area around Mosul, Tornado GR4s hit two Islamic State rocket teams.
The two navies hold regular joint exercises to ensure there’s no "skills fade in the delicate art of finding and neutralising mines".