RAF REGIMENT personnel from the Air Land Integration Cell, based at RAF Coningsby, have hosted EX TERMINAL STRIKE.
The two-week joint Exercise, hosted by the RAF Regiment, saw Joint Terminal Attack Controllers from the Royal Marines, Royal Artillery, Royal Armoured Corps and the French Commando parachutiste de l'air come together to collectively deliver training.
Around 80 Joint Terminal Attack Controllers conducted a variety of complex battle scenarios during Ex TERMINAL STRIKE over numerous locations around the UK, including STANFORD and SCULTHORPE Training area and; DONNA NOOK and HOLBEACH bombing ranges. This provided the opportunity for the Joint Terminal Attack Controllers to utilise their skills in providing directions to aircraft such as, Typhoons, Hawks, and Apache platforms engaged in close air support. The interoperable training opportunity provided the perfect occasion to exchange tactics, techniques and procedures across defence and with our allies.
Several attendees underwent their initial Certified Qualified checks, allowing them to demonstrate their knowledge and ability to prove their ability to control independently in readiness to deploy on operations all over the world.