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Anatolian Eagle 2021/2 Training Press and Distinguished Observer’s Day & MMU Project Briefing

The 44th Anatolian Eagle Exercise, which is carried out nationally and/or internationally every year to improve the capabilities of national and foreign elements, test new tactics and techniques, develop joint and combined operational procedures, and maximize mission effectiveness in a realistic combat environment by increasing mutual support between forces, was held at the 3rd Main Jet Base Anatolian Eagle Training Center (AKEM/AETC) in Konya between June 21 and July 02, 2021.

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The Press Day event of the Anatolian Eagle 2021/2 (AE-2021/2) Training was held on June 30, 2021, with the participation of nearly 160 reporters and photographers/spotters from local and foreign media organizations.

In this year’s international Anatolian Eagle 2021/2 Exercise, Azerbaijani Air Forces participated with 2x MIG-29s and 2x SU-25s, Qatar Air Force with 4x Rafale jets, Pakistan Air Force with 5x JF-17s, and NATO with 1x E-3A AWACS aircraft. Turkish Air Force attended the event with 40x F-16C/D from 6 F-16 Squadrons (including 8 F-16C/Ds from the 132nd Squadron that acted as the Aggressor Squadron), 1x E-7T Aircraft, 2x KC-135R Stratotankers, and 1x ANKA-S. Turkish Naval Forces also participated with 2x Frigates and 2x Fast Attack Crafts. Bangladesh, Belarus, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Georgia, Iraq, Sweden, Kosovo, Lebanon, Hungary, Malaysia, Nigeria, Romania, Tunisia, Ukraine, Oman, Jordan, and Japan also participated as observers.