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Exercise Anatolian Eagle 2008/3 starts in Turkey

September 8, 2008 (by Asif Shamim) - Exercise Anatolian Eagle 2008/3 a Turkish run multinational military air exercise started on Monday 8th and will run through September 16th.

IDFAF F-16D block 52 #415 from 253 sqn is seen ready for take off during Anatolian Eagle 05/4 on November 15th, 2005. [TuAF photo]

The USAF, AMF, IDF/AF and NATO join the exercise by sending jets to participate in the exercise at Konya airbase.

The exercise gathered 16 F-16 jets from the United States, three Eurofighters from Italy, five F-16s and five F-15 jets from Israel and two AWACS from NATO

This is the 3rd exercise of the year. The first took place from April 28th to May 16th while the second was held on June 9th and 20th, 2008 with the participating jets from Turkey, the United States, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates and NATO.




Additional images:

USAF F-16C block 50 #91-0340 from the 22nd FS at Spangdahlem AB seen parked on the ramp at Konya AB during Exercise Anatolian Eagle 04/3 in September of 2004. [TuAF photo]

USAF F-16C block 50 #96-0080 from the 23rd FS at Spangdahlem AB is seen taxiing out for another mission with other F-16s at Konya AB during Exercise Anatolian Eagle 05/4 on November 15th, 2005. [TuAF photo]