Number 51 Squadron Royal Air Force Regiment arrived at Upjever Air Base in Germany as part of Exercise GLOBAL CHEETAH. The Exercise is a Capability Integration Exercise with the Objektschutzregiment der Luftwaffe, the RAF Regiment’s German Air Force counterpart, and various Luftwaffe assets and units. The exercise will take place over two-weeks, including build-up training to develop interoperability between the units. More to follow as the exercise progresses.
As part of the build-up training on Exercise GLOBAL CHEETAH, No. 51 Squadron RAF Regiment have been conducting active defence interoperability training with the German Air Force; specific areas being Close Quarter Marksmanship (CQM) operating within the Complex Air Ground Environment (CAGE) and capability familiarisation. The next step is to integrate these newly developed skills within a testing Airfield Exercise, where both the RAF Regiment and Objektschutzregiment der Luftwaffe will provide Air Force Protection to DEFEND and PROTECT the operationally critical airfield and the capabilities that are stationed there.
Having spent time developing their interoperability, No. 51 Squadron RAF Regiment and the Objektschutzregiment der Luftwaffe launched into a four-day exercise. The capabilities of the units were tested in a variety of scenarios and locations, putting into practice the various skills that have been sharpened over the previous week. The Exercise saw both units working together to DEFEND and PROTECT the airbase from a determined enemy force; thus enabling the delivery of battle winning air power.