The Royal Air Force and Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) Typhoon Squadron, known as No.12 Squadron, have marked an important milestone as they commenced flying as a Joint Squadron today. Based at RAF Coningsby, and later in Qatar, No.12 Squadron is a unique initiative between the UK and Qatar and will provide the QEAF with valuable experience operating the Typhoon as they prepare for their first delivery of the aircraft. Due to be delivered in 2022, the aircraft are part of a £5.1 billion deal between BAE Systems and the Government of Qatar. The flags of both nations were raised at RAF Coningsby today as Typhoons with new Squadron markings flew for the first time, signalling the Squadron’s readiness to train pilots and ground crew from both air forces. The UK has a long history of working with international partners into our Armed Forces, with such defence engagement recognised as key to strengthening partnerships and promoting our national interest. However, No. 12 Squadron is the first Joint Squadron in the RAF since the Second World War and Battle of Britain. The Joint Squadron was stood up on 24 July 2018 and will drive closer collaboration between the RAF and QEAF, putting our bilateral security and defence relationship on a long-term and sustainable footing.
Ministry of Defence

UK-QATARI TYPHOONS TAKE OFF AS JOINT SQUADRON

The Royal Air Force and Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) Typhoon Squadron, known as No.12 Squadron, have marked an important milestone as they commenced flying as a Joint Squadron today. Based at RAF Coningsby, and later in Qatar, No.12 Squadron is a unique initiative between the UK and Qatar and will provide the QEAF with valuable experience operating the Typhoon [Read More …]

Image shows a Russian Coot A aircraft intercepted during a QRA scramble by RAF Typhoons from Siauliai Air Base, 2nd Jun 2020. Op AZOTIZE is the UK's contribution to the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission ensuring the security of the skies above Lithuania the other Baltic States. RAF Typhoons of No.6 Squadron, from RAF Lossiemouth, are working alongside a detachment of Spanish F-18 fighters of Ejercito Del Aire.
Ministry of Defence

RAF TYPHOONS SCRAMBLED IN LITHUANIA TO INTERCEPT A RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE GATHERING AIRCRAFT

Image shows a Russian Coot A aircraft intercepted during a QRA scramble by RAF Typhoons from Siauliai Air Base, 2nd Jun 2020. Op AZOTIZE is the UK’s contribution to the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission ensuring the security of the skies above Lithuania the other Baltic States. RAF Typhoons of No.6 Squadron, from RAF Lossiemouth, are working alongside a detachment [Read More …]

A German Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon’s touches down at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich. March 20, 2020 for fuel and maintenance while en route home to Germany after the end of Exercise Red Flag at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. from March 6 - 20, 2020. Red Flag is one of the largest air combat training exercises in the world in which U.S. Forces and allied nations participate in held four times a year at Nellis AFB, Nev.
U.S. Air National Guard

German Eurofighters touchdown at Selfridge

A German Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon’s touches down at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich. March 20, 2020 for fuel and maintenance while en route home to Germany after the end of Exercise Red Flag at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. from March 6 – 20, 2020. Red Flag is one of the largest air combat training exercises in the [Read More …]