Aerial Gunnery

Michael Balter visited Wittmund Air Base during the first Austrian Eurofighter aerial gunnery training event

Seven Österreichische Luftstreitkräfte (Austrian Air Force) Eurofighter Typhoons, deployed to Wittmund Air Base, Germany, home of Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 71 (TaktLwG 71 or 71st Wing) ‘Richthofen’ at the end of April for the first ever air-to-air gunnery training since the Eurofighter, entered service at Zeltweg. The detachment was also the first ever opportunity for the Österreichische Luftstreitkräfte to train with Discovery Air Defence Services (DA Defence) based at Wittmund. The training qualified Austrian Eurofighter pilots in the use of air-to-air weapons and tactics under the command of Colonel Doro Kowatsch.

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