Italian Eurofighter Intercept

02/01/2019
Rome 17 December 2018 Two F-2000 Eurofighter jets have scrambled to intercept a civilian aircraft – belonging to an Australian airline and flying from Crete to Spain- that had lost radio contact. Communication was interrupted while the aircraft was crossing Italy's airspace. The two Air Force interceptor aircraft from 37th Wing-Trapani, having established that no emergency…

Saber Strike 18: ADA Interview

07/17/2018
CPT Michal Mazur, Battery Commander, 36th Air Defense Battalion conducts interview during SaberStrike exercise.  Saber Strike 18 is the eighth iteration of the long-standing U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative training exercise designed to enhance interoperability among allies and regional partners.  This year's exercise, scheduled to take place from June 3-15, will…

External Lifts for the Osprey

11/11/2017
11/11/2017: Landing Support Specialists with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa, conduct helicopter support team drills with an MV-22C Osprey at Morón Air Base, Spain, Oct. 4, 2017. SPMAGTF-CR-AF deployed to conduct limited crises-response and theatre-security operation in Europe and North Africa. MORóN AIR BASE, MORóN, SPAIN 10.03.2017 Video by Sgt.…

SPMAGTF Trains with Spanish Paras

09/21/2017
09/21/2017: U.S. Marines assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa and Spanish paratroopers practice aerial delivery of troops and cargo via a Marine KC-130J Hercules aircraft near Torrejón Air Base, Spain. SPMAGTF-CR-AF deployed to conduct limited crisis-response and theater-security operations in Europe and North Africa. 08.21.2017 Video by Cpl. Jodson…

The RIAT Airshow 2017

07/22/2017
07/22/2017:  A video produced by the American Forces Network Europe provides a look at this year's RIAT Airshow.  And Nick Harding provided an overview as well in an article published on July 17, 2017 on this year’s RIAT Airshow. The Royal International Air Tattoo is the World’s biggest military airshow and this year did…

Exercise Ocean Explorer: The Italians Participate in the Australian Exercise

03/15/2017
03/15/2017: Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 17 (OE17) is a major Fleet training activity led by the Royal Australian Navy, Exercise Ocean Explorer and jointly-enabled by the Royal Australian Air Force and other nations’ forces. The maritime exercise is one of the largest iterations of the exercise held in the West Australian Exercise…

Shaping the Template for Air Interceptions While Russians Continue Their Hot Dog Tactics

05/02/2016
05/02/2016: It is not difficult to see how air intercepts in the Northern European region could escalate. Nato is working hard to shape an effective air intercept template. A number of fighter jets from NATO and NATO partner nations have been training together at an airbase in Estonia. Among the…

Exercise Sky Soldier 16

04/25/2016
04/25/2016: Three U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey aircraft, flown by Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force, with personnel from the U.S. Army 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and soldiers from the Spanish Armed Forces Airborne Brigade (BRIPAC), take off after an…