Royal Air Force Typhoons take part in large international exercise in Qatar

Source: Royal Air Force

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


The exercise known as Ferocious Falcon V, involved forces from Qatar, France, Italy, Türkiye and the United States. The RAF Typhoons were also joined by elements of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards and HMS Lancaster.

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.


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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.

The RAF Typhoons flying from a Qatari air base conducted Defensive Counter Air training with the other nations taking part in the exercise. Qatar is an important UK defence partner and currently two joint RAF – Qatari Emirates Air Force Squadrons operate based in the UK.



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