Spain’s Ejército del Aire staged Exercise DACT 2017 in the skies over the Canary Islands between January 13 and 27. Roberto Yáñez and Alex Rodríguez were there
DACT (which stands for dissimilar air combat training) is the largest Spanish advanced airto- air training exercise undertaken each year involving aircraft from all Ejército del Aire units. Unlike earlier iterations, this year’s exercise did not feature an initial phase – called DACEX – which involved air defence of the Canary Islands. This year, DACEX will form part of Exercise Sirio, a national air defence exercise due to take place in June.