Royal Air Drive (RAF) Eurofighter Typhoons from 12 Squadron have arrived in Qatar for Train Fox Defender. Within the 12 months that the UK and Qatar have a good time 50 years of official diplomatic relations, greater than 120 RAF personnel have deployed to Qatar to work alongside their Qatari counterparts. Pilots and engineers from each nations will fly and keep the Storm all through the train. The pilots might be challenged to a spread of air to air and floor to air coaching serials to additional improve interoperability with the Qatar Emiri Air Drive.Personnel from the RAF and Qatar Emiri Air Drive will work aspect by aspect in a joint coaching train, strengthening the shut ties between each nations. Qatar and the UK share mutual pursuits in guaranteeing stability within the Center East. Joint operational coaching on Train FOX DEFENDER and Train SOARING FALCON will increase Qatar’s capacity to deal with mutual safety challenges which helps shield the prosperity and safety of each nations.

Wing Commander Wright Officer Commanding 12 Squadron stated,”It’s implausible to be again in Qatar as soon as extra. Yearly we see the cityscape of Doha develop and the Qatar Emiri Air Drive continues to develop at an equally spectacular tempo. Equally, the Joint Squadron has grown since we had been right here final 12 months, with our crew of newly certified Qatar Emiri Air Drive technicians working seamlessly and with seen satisfaction alongside their RAF and BAE Methods colleagues. We’re wanting ahead to all the pieces Train Fox Defender has to supply over the approaching weeks.”


Typhoons ZK372 and ZK369 from 12 Squadron, line as much as take off. FOUR Typhoons from No. 12 Squadron have arrived in Qatar for Train Fox Defender.(Picture by Royal Air Drive )

12 Squadron is a joint RAF and Qatar Emiri Air Drive Storm Squadron, primarily based at RAF Coningsby. Train FOX DEFENDER will allow the Qatar Emiri Air Drive to coach of their dwelling nation alongside the RAF, who’ve worthwhile expertise of working the Storm plane. This train will help the Qatar Emiri Air Drive operational functionality forward of receiving their Storm plane in 2022. A RAF Voyager deployment will help the train later this month as a part of Train SOARING FALCON. The Voyager Tanker will conduct air to air refuelling sorties with each 12 Squadron the Qatar Emiri Air Drive’s quick jet fleet. The Voyager deployments will present an necessary coaching alternative for each Air Forces, enhancing their interoperability and joint operational coaching.

The Eurofighter Storm is a multinational twin-engine, canard delta wing, multirole fighter. The Storm was designed initially as an air superiority fighter nd is manufactured by a consortium of Airbus, BAE Methods and Leonardo that conducts the vast majority of the mission by means of a joint holding firm, Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH. The NATO Eurofighter and Twister Administration Company, representing the UK, Germany, Italy and Spain, manages the mission and is the prime buyer. The Eurofighter Storm is a extremely agile plane, designed to be a supremely efficient dogfighter in fight. Later manufacturing plane have been more and more higher outfitted to undertake air-to-surface strike missions and to be appropriate with an growing variety of totally different armaments and gear, together with Storm Shadow and Brimstone missiles. The Storm entered operational service in 2003 and is now in service with the air forces of Austria, Italy, Germany, the UK, Spain, Saudi Arabia and Oman. Kuwait and Qatar have additionally ordered the plane.

Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoons Conduct Joint Exercise with Qatar Emiri Air Force
A Qatar Emiri Air Drive engineer guides a 12 Squadron Storm onto the runway throughout Train Fox Defender. Personnel from the Royal Air Drive and Qatar Emiri Air Drive (QEAF) will work aspect by aspect in a joint coaching train, strengthening the shut ties between each nations. (Picture by Royal Air Drive )