RAF's Typhoons in Anatolian Eagle Exercise
Royal Air Force announced from its website that the Typhoons, currently operating from Mihail Kogalniceanu air base in Romania under 140 Expeditionary Air Wing, undertook 2v2 training with Turkish Air Force F-16s, as well as carried out simulated beyond visual range missile firing drills to rehearse essential skills.The Typhoons were supported by the Voyager Air to Air refuelling capability from RAF Akrotiri in Greek Cyprus, refuelling on several occasions to extend their time in the air and get the most out of the training.Royal Air Force fighters attended the International Anatolian Eagle-2022 Training with Turkish fighters in Konya. The Typhoon fighters are FGR.MK4 version. The most advanced version of Typhoons.The Typhoon FGR.Mk 4 is a fourth-generation multi-role combat aircraft capable of being deployed for high-intensity conflict. In the air-to-air role, it employs the infrared-guided Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missile (ASRAAM) and ramjet-powered, radar-guided, beyond visual range Meteor, as well as the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM). These weapons are combined with the jet’s AESA Captor radar and PIRATE electro-optical targeting system. For ground-attack and close air support (CAS) missions, Typhoon is compatible with the GPS/laser-guided Enhanced Paveway II and Paveway IV bombs and Brimstone guided missile, usually in conjunction with the Litening III targeting pod. Its typical configuration for the armed reconnaissance and CAS roles includes Litening III, Paveway IV, Brimstone and the internal 27mm gun.The United Kingdom is offering its second-hand Eurofighter jets to Turkiye. Turkish Air Force is trying to know aircraft better. The RAF, however, is ready to sell the early version of fighters that are not as capable as those that flew during the exercise.