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Exercise Report : Anatolian Eagle 2015-1

Exercise Anatolian Eagle 2015-1

Photo report of the multinational exercise Anatolian Eagle 2015-1 organized by the Turkish Air Force. Photos by Giovanni Mattioli.

Located on the Turkish Air Force's 3rd Main Jet Base Command at Konya, the Anatolian Eagle Training Centre (AETC) organizes and hosts the Anadolu Kartali (Anatolian Eagle) series of live air exercises. The AETC includes a dedicated ramp and a purpose-built facility for (de)briefings and command and control centre for White HQ, which organizes, monitors and runs each mission. Participants fly Combined Air Operations as Blue Force, while Red Force consists of real and simulated threats.

THK F-16C/D ramp at Konya

In 2015 the first Anatolian Eagle exercise took place in June. In addition to the Turkish Air Force international participants included the Pakistan Air Force (PAF), Spanish Air Force (EdA), Royal Air Force (RAF), U.S. Air Forces Europe (USAFE). Support in addition to the Turkish E-7T AEW&C was provided by a NATO AEW&C Flight's E-3 Sentry and a German Air Force (Luftwaffe) A310 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT). The Turkish Army also participated with T-129 attack helicopters as well as S-70 BlackHawk.

Anatolian Eagle 2015-1 patch
Anatolian Eagle 2015-1 participating nation flags
Anatolian Eagle Training Center at Konya
THK 111 Filo F-4E-2020 Terminator
Luftwaffe A310 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT)
Pakistan Air Force Gulfstream IV SP
USAFE Ankara C-12C Huron
EdA 15 Ala EF-18M Hornet
EdA 15 Ala EF-18M Hornet
THK 181 Filo F-16C Block 50+ Fighting Falcon
RAF XI(F) Sqn Typhoon FGR4
RAF XI(F) Sqn Typhoon FGR4
THK 191 Filo F-16C Block 40 Fighting Falcon
THK 191 Filo F-16C Block 40 Fighting Falcon
THK 181 Filo F-16D Block 50+ Fighting Falcon
PAF 9 Sqn F-16A Fighting Falcons
PAF 9 Sqn F-16A Fighting Falcon
USAF 493 FS F-15C Eagle
USAF 493 FS F-15C Eagle
RAF XI(F) Sqn Typhoon FGR4
RAF 29(R) Sqn Typhoon T3
THK 161 Filo F-16D Block 50+ Fighting Falcon
THK 141 Filo F-16C Block 50 Fighting Falcon
THK 151 Filo F-16D Block 50 Fighting Falcon
THK 132 Filo F-16C Block 50 Fighting Falcon
THK 141 Filo F-16D Block 40 Fighting Falcon with 141 Filo 50 year anniversary markings
THK 141 Filo F-16C Block 50 Fighting Falcon
THK 111 Filo F-4E-2020 Terminator
THK 111 Filo F-4E-2020 Terminator
THK 111 Filo F-4E-2020 Terminator
TKK T129A
TKK T129A
TKK T129A
USAF 493 FS F-15C Eagle
USAF 493 FS F-15C Eagle
USAF 493 FS F-15D Eagle
THK 182 Filo F-16C Block 40 Fighting Falcon
THK 182 Filo F-16C Block 40 Fighting Falcon
THK 152 Filo F-16D Block 40 Fighting Falcon
EdA 15 Ala EF-18M Hornet
EdA 15 Ala EF-18M Hornet
THK 151 Filo F-16D Block 50 Fighting Falcon
THK 162 Filo F-16C Block 40 Fighting Falcon
THK 161 Filo F-16C Block 50+ Fighting Falcon
USAF 493 FS F-15C Eagle
USAF 493 FS F-15C Eagle
THK 161 Filo F-16C Block 50+ Fighting Falcon
EdA 15 Ala EF-18M Hornet
THK 151 Filo F-16C Block 50 Fighting Falcon
THK 151 Filo F-16D Block 50 Fighting Falcon
THK 111 Filo F-4E-2020 Terminator
THK 111 Filo F-4E-2020 Terminator
THK 181 Filo F-16C Block 50+ Fighting Falcon
RAF XI(F) Sqn Typhoon FGR4
USAF 493 FS F-15C Eagle
THK 161 Filo F-16C Block 50+ Fighting Falcon
PAF 9 Sqn F-16A Fighting Falcon
PAF 9 Sqn F-16A Fighting Falcon
PAF 9 Sqn F-16B Fighting Falcon
PAF 9 Sqn F-16A Fighting Falcon
PAF 9 Sqn F-16A Fighting Falcon
THK 152 Filo F-16C Block 40 Fighting Falcon
THK 152 Filo F-16C Block 40 Fighting Falcon
THK 152 Filo F-16D Block 40 Fighting Falcon
PAF 9 Sqn F-16A Fighting Falcon
USAF 493 FS F-15C Eagle
USAF 493 FS F-15C Eagle
THK 111 Filo F-4E-2020 Terminator
THK 111 Filo F-4E-2020 Terminator
THK 111 Filo F-4E-2020 Terminator
THK 171 Filo F-4E-2020 Terminator
THK 171 Filo F-4E-2020 Terminator
THK 111 Filo F-4E-2020 Terminator
USAF 493 FS F-15C Eagle
USAF 493 FS F-15D Eagle
RAF XI(F) Sqn Typhoon FGR4
RAF XI(F) Sqn Typhoon FGR4
RAF 29(R) Sqn Typhoon T3
RAF XI(F) Sqn Typhoon FGR4
PAF 9 Sqn F-16A Fighting Falcon
PAF 9 Sqn F-16B Fighting Falcon
PAF 9 Sqn F-16A Fighting Falcon
PAF 9 Sqn F-16B Fighting Falcon
RAF XI(F) Sqn Typhoon FGR4
RAF XI(F) Sqn Typhoon FGR4
THK 141 Filo F-16D Block 40 Fighting Falcon with 141 Filo 50 year anniversary markings
THK 132 Filo F-16C Block 50 Fighting Falcon
THK 131 Filo E-7T (Boeing 737-7ES) AEW&C
Luftwaffe A310 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT)
EdA 15 Ala EF-18M Hornet
THK 161 Filo F-16D Block 50+ Fighting Falcon
THK 135 Filo AS532AL Cougar
PAF C-130E Hercules
NATO AEW&CF E-3A Sentry
THK F-16D Block 40 with 141 Filo 50 year anniversary markings
TKK T129A
TKK S-70 BlackHawk
THK 111 Filo F-4E-2020 Terminator
THK 202 Filo CN-235M-100


Photos by Giovanni Mattioli ( view portfolio ) .





First Published: 29 May 2016
Last Modified: 29 May 2016

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