Alpine Gunfighters at Wittmund

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

A former German Luftwaff e Eurofighter, 7L-WG prepares to depart Wittmund’s Runway 08 for a gunnery-training mission over the North Sea.
Oliver Jonischkeit

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.

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