First in-service release for new weapon
No 1 (Fighter) Squadron, at RAF Lossiemouth, successfully released two live Paveway IV weapons at the Cape Wrath Training Area on 25 November as part of the Squadron’s work-up with the latest Typhoon capability upgrade, known as P1Eb.
Officer Commanding 1(Fighter) Squadron, Wing Commander Mike Sutton, said:
“This is another landmark moment for the Typhoon Force, and highlights the aircraft’s potent swing role capability. The successful weapon drops are a superb reflection on the dedication and achievement of everyone who has been involved in this capability enhancement.
“The swing role capability of the Typhoon ensures that we are well equipped to respond to the challenges of contingent operations across the globe, while also maintaining the security of UK skies through the delivery of Quick Reaction Alert, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.”