Wednesday, February 21, 2024

U.S. Air Force to conduct training with UK F-35B, Typhoon aircraft and French Rafales

U.S. Air Force has announced on 26 November that F-15E Strike Eagles from the 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, England, will train with United Kingdom F-35B and Typhoon aircraft as well as French Rafales for exercise Point Blank at RAF Lakenheath this week. 

Training with NATO allies such as the UK and France improves interoperability and demonstrates the United States’ commitment to regional security. Point Blank also represents an opportunity to enhance interoperability and integration between allied fourth and fifth-generation fighter aircraft.

KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, and a U.K. Voyager from RAF Brize Norton will provide aerial refueling support. A variety of other U.S. and RAF aircraft based in the UK also support the exercise.

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