Middle East


Saudi Eagles train with 48th Fighter Wing

ROYAL SAUDI Air Force F-15C Eagles fly in formation with US Air Force F-15Cs in the US Central Command area of responsibility on June 2. The Saudi Eagles comprise serials 1309 (c/n 767/028, FMS 80-0089) and 1326 (c/n 1166/050, FMS 90-0266) from 13 Squadron,

based at Dhahran-King Abdul Aziz Air Base under 3 Wing. The USAF F-15Cs from the 493rd Fighter Squadron ‘Grim Reapers’, part of the 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk are currently operating from an undisclosed location in the region (see Lakenheath F-15Cs deploy to Southwest Asia, June, p19). According to the USAF, the flight was conducted as part of a wider effort to continue building militaryto- military relationships and interoperability. During the sortie, the Eagles took on fuel from RSAF 23 Squadron KE-3 serial 2305 and a KC-135R from the Kansas Air National Guard’s 190th Air Refueling Wing.

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