Just outside of Las Vegas is one of the U.S. military’s most important bases, Nellis Air Force Base. Some of the most advanced combat training programs are conducted there. One of these is Exercise Red Flag 17-2. It is the largest, most comprehensive and realistic training exercises. The Spanish Air Force Eurofighters are currently participating in this training exercise.
Among the Eurofighters included in this program, Spain has delivered 17 of 19 Tranche 1 airframes and 33 of 34 Tranche 2 airframes participating in the training. They are also anticipating on providing 21 Tranche 3 Eurofighters in addition to that. Due to some budget limitation Spain encountered with expansion, they were not able to acquire the 87 Eurofighters they initially wanted to.
The Spanish Airforce has played a significant role in helping partner nations improve their air-to-ground capacity. While they originally made the primary function of their Eurofighters to function as air-to-air fighters, they decided to make a shift and incorporate this additional capability.
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