Experts from Inzpire Limited's Integrated Sensors and Systems (ISS) and Synthetic Training Divisions recently deployed to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, to support Exercise RED FLAG 18-1.
Inzpire Typhoon Mission Data (MD) and Defensive Aids (DASS) technical and developmental subject matter experts based at RAF Coningsby's Typhoon Mission Support Centre flew out to Nevada to provide DASS MD support to the XI(F) Typhoons participating in the Exercise, whilst assessing the latest version of the software.
Deploying for three weeks in direct support of XI(F) Sqn, Typhoon Standards and Evaluation (STANEVAL) and 92 Tactics Sqn allowed the MD and Software Development team to directly interact with current front-line pilots in an operational environment. Interaction of this nature ensures that technical expertise is passed on from Inzpire's experts, and also allows them to stay informed of current tactical procedures and philosophies.
In addition to the support provided by Inzpire's ISS team, the Synthetic Training Division from the Air Battlespace Training Centre (ABTC) sent Attack and J2 experts to observe the Exercise. The aim was to keep abreast of current tactics, capabilities and exercise management techniques so that the ABTC can deliver the most up to date and relevant training in the future. This will benefit not only the Typhoon Force but also the E-3D Force, Rivet Joint and Royal Navy Type 45 as well as the Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance QWI Course that regularly use the ABTC facility.
Exercise RED FLAG is the world's most complex air combat exercise, involving XI(F) Squadron from RAF Coningsby as well as participants from the U.S. Air force, Navy, Army, Marine Corps and the Royal Australian Air Force.