This week two of our Typhoon jets from RAF Coningsby are flying alongside their German counterparts at an airbase in Estonia to strengthen ties as NATO partners. Its key for us to constantly work with our allies to improve working relationships.
The aircraft, of 3 (Fighter) Squadron, are being hosted by Eurofighters of the Tactical Air Force Wing 71 ‘Richthofen’ at Ämari Air Base Eesti õhuvägi as part of the NATO Baltic Air Policing (BAP) mission.
The Germans are at Ämari as part of a rolling programme undertaken by several NATO air forces. The two air forces will be flying combined training missions under the so-called ‘plug and fight’ concept and examining ways in which air and ground crews can work side by side.
“We want to exploit this training to operate our fighters in a combined manner to further reinforce our interoperability”
Lieutenant Colonel Sebastian Fiedler
Commander of the Eurofighter detachment