Anatolian Eagle 2023/2 Training Conducted Successfully

The Press Day and the Spotters Days of the Anatolian Eagle (AE) 2023/2 Training Exercise were executed during May 8-10, 2023 with the participation of over 600 reporters and photographers/spotters from local and foreign media organizations.

Tarih: Issue 123 - July 2023 Güncelleme: May 19, 2024

Conducted with 5 international participants alongside the Turkish Air Force (TurAF) and Turkish Naval Forces (TNF) units, the Anatolian Eagle 2023/2 (AE-23/2) Training Exercise was held during May 2-12 at the 3rd Main Jet Base (MJB) Command in Konya. The five international participants of the AE-23/2 were: Azerbaijan Air Force (AZAF), Pakistan Air Force (PAF), Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF), the United Arab Emirates Air Force (UAEAF), and the Royal Air Force (RAF). The Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) had announced participation in the AE/23-2 Training Exercise with F-15SA Eagles, but for undisclosed reasons at the last moment the RSAF canceled its participation. Observers on the ground comprised personnel from the U.S., Australia, Ethiopia, Morocco, France, Georgia, Sweden, Kyrgyzstan, North Macedonia, Libya, Malaysia and Oman.

The Azerbaijan Air Force (AZAF) participated the AE-23/2 exercise with 2x Su-25Ms (equipped with Talisman Air Defense Suite (ADS) EW Pods) from Kurdamir Air Base, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) with 5x F-16C/D Block 52+ jets belonging to No.5 (Multi Role) Squadron (Call Name: Falcons) based at Jacobabad/Shahbaz Air Base, Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) with 5x Eurofighter Typhoon Tranche 3+ jets from 7 Squadron (1st Fighter Wing) based at Tamim Air Base, Royal Air Force (RAF) with 4 Eurofighter Tranche 3s (from RAF Akrotiri), and the United Arab Emirates Air Force (UAEAF) with 5 F-16E/F Block 60 Desert Falcon aircraft. The NATO E-3A AWACS, based at the 3rd MJB (A Forward Operating Base for NATO’s AEW&C Force) also provided support for the AE-23/2 exercise through command and control of the aircraft.