Mid-Atlantic Training

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

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462 Escuadrón, equipped with the F/A-18A+ Hornet, is tasked with air defence of the Canary archipelago and maintains fighters on quick reaction alert 24/7, 365 days a year. All images Roberto Yáñez unless noted otherwise

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.

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