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RAF will practice maneuvers at civilian airports for first time since World War II

RAF will practice maneuvers at civilian airports for first time since World War II

For the first time since World War II, the RAF will practice takeoff and landing maneuvers at civilian regional airports.

The British authorities took such a step because of the growing tension with Russia. During the maneuvers, the squadron of Eurofighter Typhoon and F-35 fighters will be divided into small groups and deployed at regional airports that have runways capable of receiving combat aircraft.


As conceived by the British command, such exercises will allow the Royal Air Force to survive attacks on its main bases. In addition, it is planned to increase the flexibility and maneuverability of the air force during a real conflict, due to a larger number of possible airfields.


Earlier it was reported that in the United Kingdom it became more difficult to train fighter pilots after the start of the Russian special operation in Ukraine, as London moved military aircraft to the eastern borders of NATO. Such relocation complicates the practical training of cadets.