[Video] Dramatic air-to-air footage of RAF Typhoon an French Mirage 2000 flying in formation over UK

British Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 and French Mirage 2000N jets have been involved in Exercise Capable Eagle in the skies above northern England as part of Exercise Capable Eagle.

Capable Eagle, the air component of Exercise Joint Warrior, a “twice-yearly, multinational, tri-service military exercise, and one of the biggest of its kind in Europe,” saw the participation of the Libya Air War 2011 veteran RAF Tornado GR4s, and French Air Force Rafale fighter jets, also deployed to RAF Leeming, in North Yorkshire, the main operating base for the drills.

The purpose of the exercise is to practice skills of a British-French Expeditionary Air Wing that must be capable to conduct, among the  others, anti-terrorism, anti-piracy, anti-insurgency operations in crisis scenarios.

Image credit: RAF/MOD Crown Copyright 2013

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