The personnel and aircraft of the countries and Turkish Air Force that will participate in the International Anatolian Eagle-2021(AE-21) Training have been transferred to Konya.
International Anatolian Eagle-2021 (AE-21) Training will be held at the 3rd Main Jet Base in Konya between June 21 and July 02, 2021. The transition of personnel and aircraft of the countries and Turkish Air Force to participate in the exercise has been completed. Naval and Air Force commands, as well as military units from Qatar, Azerbaijan, Pakistan and NATO, will participate in the training.
The purpose of training; it was determined as sharing the knowledge, skills and experiences of all participants in a real-like war environment and raising the training levels for combined operations.
In this year’s international Anatolian Eagle-2021(AE-21) Exercise,
- Azerbaijani Air Forces with 2x MIG-29s and 2x SU-25s
- Qatar Air Force with 4x Rafale jets
- Pakistan Air Force with 5x JF-17s
- NATO with 1x E-3A AWACS aircraft.
- Turkish Air Force with 38x F-16C/D of the 113th (5), 132nd (10), 151st (6), 152nd (6), 181st (8), and 191st (3) Squadrons, 1x KC-135R of the 101st Squadron,
- 1x E-7T of the 131st Squadron, and 1x ANKA-S of the 302nd Squadron. Turkish Naval Forces will also participate with 2x Frigates and 2x Fast Attack Crafts.
- Bangladesh, Belarus, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Georgia, Iraq, Sweden, Kosovo, Lebanon, Hungary, Malaysia, Nigeria, Romania, Tunisia, Ukraine, Oman, Jordan, and Japan will also participate as observers.
During the International Anatolian Eagle Exercise, the certification of the Turkish Air Force elements committed to the NATO Response Force (NRF) will also be carried out for the first time. The combat readiness and interoperability of 6x F-16s, 1x KC-135R tanker aircraft, and 6x Stinger Air Defense Teams, committed by the Turkish Air Force to the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) as part of NRF will be evaluated.