Multinational Aircraft Support JTAC Training During Ample Strike 2021

The multinational Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) exercise Ample Strike started with Allied aircraft taking off from bases in the Czech Republic and abroad.

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“The US MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial system’s (UAS) participation in this year’s Czech-led exercise Ample Strike 2021 is the result of a two-year effort by a team whose goal was to enable Czech and international participants to become acquainted with and practice state-of-the-art combat technology,” said Colonel Aleš Cápal, Exercise Director during Ample Strike.

German Eurofighters and Hungarian JAS-39 Gripen flew in from their respective home bases….

MQ-9 Reapers and the German Learjet, also stationed at Namest, as well as two Czech L-159 fighters out of Čáslav took off to enable the training. A Czech Mi-24/35 attack helicopter launched from a forward arming and refuelling point to conduct live firing at the Ondřejov air shooting range.

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“We are also receiving support from US Air Force F-15s flying out of Lakenheath Air Base in the United Kingdom….