Several Turkish and foreign squadron are attending Exercise Anatolian Eagle underway at Konya airbase, in Turkey.
Inspired to the American Red Flag and Maple Flag, Exercise Anatolian Eagle, hosted by the Turkish Air Force at Konya airbase, has become one of the events spotters can’t miss.
Several different air arms, with a wide variety of aircraft types are invited to attend the drills, which realize a realistic war environment, featuring numerous targets, threats and training support systems whose aim is to monitor the quality of the flying activity and test the knowledge and abilities of all participants.
The exercise includes Combined Air Operation (COMAO) by “Blue” forces on the tactical and strategic targets in “Red” lands which are defended by aggressors and SAM systems.
Along with Turkish F-16s, F-4s and Boeing 737 AEW&C Peace Eagle, Anatolian Eagle 2014-2, from Jun. 9 to 20, is attended by RAF Typhoons, Spanish Air Force Typhoons and F-18 Hornets, Royal Jordanian Air Force F-16s, and Qatar Air Force Mirage 2000s.
In this post you can find the first images taken by this author on Jun. 18 at Konya airbase during the AE spotters day. More photographs, will be published soon.
Anatolian Eagle videos are available on the link http://rp9.it/AnatolianEagleVideos