Anatolian Eagle 2022: Turkey's premier multinational exercise in focus

Sam Wise reports from Turkey’s Exercise Anatolian Eagle, a multinational exercise which took place at Konya Air Base from June 16-30.

The 2022 edition of the annual Anatolian Eagle (AE-22) exercise took place at 3rd Main Jet Base Command in Konya, Turkey, from 16-30 June, organised by the Anatolian Eagle Training Centre.

The exercise, which this year featured six international participants and almost fifty aircraft, provides realistic combat training for Turkey and their allies with representative opposing forces and high threat environments within a 120 by 216 nautical mile wide airspace. Missions undertaken included Air Surface Force Air Operations, Composite Air Operations (COMAO) and non-COMAO sorties.

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