For the very first time the Austrian Air Force has deployed its Eurofighters to another central European country – to practise live air-to-air gunnery. Oliver Jonischkeit reports.
EXERCISE REPORT Air-2-Air Gunnery 2017
AFTER A year’s preparation, the Luftstreitkräfte’s (Austrian Air Force’s) Überwachungsgeschwader (Surveillance Wing) based at Zeltweg deployed seven of its 15 Eurofighters and 130 personnel to northern Germany for the Air- 2-Air Gunnery 2017 exercise. Austrian Colonel Doro Kowatsch and his German counterpart Lt Col Reinhard Schröder led the event at Wittmund air base from April 27 until May 19.