Exercises

RAF tested with war-like scenarios on US exercise

Exercise Red Flag is designed to test pilots and their support teams, with personnel facing simulated attacks.

Hundreds of Royal Air Force personnel have been taking part in a major exercise in the United States with the American and Australian militaries.

Exercise Red Flag is designed to test pilots and their support teams, with personnel facing simulated attacks from ground-based systems and aircraft.

The RAF has been a regular participant in the event since 1977, with 300 personnel, Typhoon jets and a Voyager all involved in this year's exercise which is based at Nevada's Nellis Air Base.