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RAF Typhoon pilots fly in to begin training with Hungarian air force

The joint training event involves crews from Number 1 (Fighter) Squadron Royal Air Force and the Hungarian Puma Tactical Fighter Squadron, who fly SAAB JAS-39 Gripen Jets. 

This is the first time Royal Air Force Typhoons and Hungarian Grippen jets have trained together in this way and it aims to strengthen defence ties between the United Kingdom and Hungary. Gaining first hand experience of training and working together will lead to a better understanding of capabilities and increased co-operation in the air and among ground crews. 

RAF Typhoon aircraft of 1 (Fighter) Squadron, RAF Lossiemouth is currently deployed to Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania, to conduct Enhanced Air Policing (eAP) from July to August 2018, as a part of NATO’s Assurance Measures introduced in 2014.

“ I am looking forward to training with the Hungarians. I have never flown against or with a Grippen so I am really excited for it and really looking forward to it.”

RAF Typhoon Pilot
Number 1 (Fighter) Squadron