On Tuesday, about six F35-B warplanes arrived at the British air base for training. They undergo the training and also the system’s test in the first overseas deployment. As the part of an exercise lightening dawn, the jets were flown by three royal air force pilots and three British Royal Navy from 617 squadrons. The reason behind this flew is the six-week deployment on the Mediterranean island nation said by the officials at RAF Akrotiri.
The training re provided to the officials and they take part in exercise activities to ensure the safety of the nation along with world borders. These training help the crew to practice and take tests so that they are able to fight against any unusual conditions. The training is very important to the crew members in order to work any opportunity provided at their hands. It helps in noting their strengths and provide training in which they need more.
The RAF Arotiti station commander, Christopher Snaith said that the deployment will make the pilots go the training at their pace. He also added that these pilots will make them test their logistics and then sharpen the training with various skills. The soldiers will undergo a series of hard training and exercise by deployments to get ready for the force. There will be no weapons involved in this training. The place was chosen because it is distant from the UK and also a few pilots have already trained as per his reports.
Flight training over waters
The flight training and tests will be done over the waters of Cyprus. There will be no weapons involved in this training as mentioned by RAF commander. The tests will make the pilots to get trained with aircraft and their working. They will be trained and undergo tests above the waters to check their accuracy and flying capacity.
This is a usual training that commonly undergone by the pilots to face the challenging conditions. The above water flying is very difficult and different from land ones. Hence it is important to have necessary training by the professional pilots. The tests and training will help them get experienced with the flying over water without any fear or pressure. After the training is complete, the pilots will be sent back to their stations with results.
Snaith said that there are no plans so far to conduct combat missions by aircraft. He also added that the training is provided to prepare the aircraft for its first deployment. The deployment by the aircraft is to aboard the new carrier of Britain, HMS Queen Elizabeth. This is the reason for the sudden training and tests over the waters of Cyprus. With the training and functioning of the aircraft, he said that the overall strike capability of the aircraft can be improved. The striking capability is the major factor for any aircraft to target and shoots down the missiles.
This is the usual training conducted for any aircraft to improve the striking abilities. He also assured that there are no weapons involved and the training is only for flying and testing.