02 Jul '15, 8am

RAF Typhoon force trains for maritime role

RAF Typhoon force trains for maritime role

The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) has renewed focus on the air-maritime integration (AMI) role, with the deployment of its No II(AC) Squadron Typhoons to RNAS Culdrose from 22-25 June to conduct AMI training, something the RAF accepts it had neglected in the recent past. In deploying to RNAS Culdrose in Cornwall, the unit also marked its first squadron deployment from RAF Lossiemouth, in Scotland, since being re-roled with the RAF's latest fighter in January. As the commanding officer of II(AC) Sqn, Wing Commander Roger Elliott, said, "Preparing for global ops means that we could be going anywhere and that's why we are down here - practicing a deployment as a squadron. While here we will practice AMI with a Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer, because it's not often we get one going up north." Flying from the Cornish base, the RAF trained with HMS Defender , taking part in a series of...

Full article: http://www.janes.com/article/52678/raf-typhoon-force-trai...

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