Library Upload RAF Typhoon based in Romania seen in the sky as part of Ex Swift Response in North Macedonia 270522 CREDIT RAF
RAF Typhoons joined more than 40 other aircraft in North Macedonia as part of Exercise Swift Response (Picture: RAF).
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RAF Typhoons join Exercise Swift Response in North Macedonia

The fighter jets are currently stationed in Romania, providing enhance Air Policing and Vigilance Activities.

Library Upload RAF Typhoon based in Romania seen in the sky as part of Ex Swift Response in North Macedonia 270522 CREDIT RAF
RAF Typhoons joined more than 40 other aircraft in North Macedonia as part of Exercise Swift Response (Picture: RAF).

Royal Air Force Typhoons based in Romania on Operation BILOXI have flown to North Macedonia to take part in a major NATO exercise.

The jets from 3 (Fighter) Squadron are currently based at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base in Romania as part of 140 Expeditionary Air Wing.

RAF Typhoon on Ex Swift Response over North Macedonia 270522 CREDIT RAF.jpg
Some RAF Typhoons are currently based in Romania as part of Op BILOXI (Picture: RAF).

During Exercise Swift Response, the Typhoons joined more than 40 other aircraft and took part in a simulated Strike Co-ordination and Reconnaissance sortie.

They also took part in Close Air Support training with two Apache helicopters from Aviation Task Force 1 of the British Army.

"Conducting co-ordinated strikes between Typhoon and Apache proved to be excellent training, and helped to develop understanding on both sides of the utility of two very different aircraft, and their capabilities," Typhoon pilot Flight Lieutenant Travers said.

The manoeuvres in North Macedonia are just one element of the broader Exercise Swift Response, which sees multinational forces under the direction of the US Army conducting simultaneous training across Europe – from the High North to the Balkans.

The High North is the territories of Nordic countries – including Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden – located throughout the Arctic beyond the Polar Circle.