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Squadron News – December 2009

The month was mainly focused on final preparations for Ex RED FLAG in Jan 10 which included flying newly-upgraded Capability E(A) aircraft for the first time. The upgrade includes Paveway IV ‘Bogus Bomb’ mode and other enhancements including communication improvements. With the upgrade, Sqn pilots will now be able to practice using Paveway IV without actually having to carry a store on the wing. Ex RED FLAG will be used to exploit using Paveway IV in the pre-planned mode during large-scale Combined Air Operations (COMAO).

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