The multinational Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) exercise Ample Strike started with Allied aircraft taking off from bases in the Czech Republic and abroad.
“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.
“We are also receiving support from US Air Force F-15s flying out of Lakenheath Air Base in the United Kingdom….