RAF Aircraft Launched 53 ASRAAMs to Target Drones

RAF Aircraft Launched 53 ASRAAMs to Target Drones
RAF Aircraft Fired 53 ASRAAMs to Target Drones

Royal Air Force (RAF) announced that Typhoon and F-35B Lightning II jets had conducted their largest-ever mass firing of Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missiles (ASRAAM) at Banshee drone targets.


RAF Aircraft Fired 53 ASRAAMs to Target Drones

Last month, the Missile Practice Camp took place over the sea in the Hebrides Air Weapon Ranges. Typhoon and F-35B launched infra-red guided ASRAAM. In total eight frontline squadrons took part in the FOX2FRENZY Exercise. Typhoon pilots based at RAF Lossiemouth, and Test & Evaluation Squadron at RAF Coningsby, worked with F-35Bs from 207 and 617 Squadrons based at RAF Marham.

RAF Aircraft Fired 53 ASRAAMs to Target Drones

The announcement about the live fire exercise might relate to a recent Black Sea incident where Russian Su-27 jets were engaged in RAF aircraft. Secondly, RAF might be providing anti-UAV training with air-to-air defence systems.