SHAH ALAM: Typhoons in Butterworth, 2019. Four Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon multi-role fighters are set to arrive at the Butterworth airbase later this week to take part in the FPDA exercise Bersama Lima 2019.
The Typhoons will be accompanied by a RAF Voyager multi role transport tanker. The RAF contingent are coming to Malaysia after taking part in an exercise in Oman.
From RAF official release.
RAF Typhoon combat jets are being prepared to leave the arid desert of Oman for the tropical, humidity of Malaysia as Exercise Magic Carpet concludes this week. The two-week joint exercise has seen the jets from 3(Fighter) Squadron, RAF Coningsby operate alongside Typhoons, F-16s and other Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) aircraft following an invitation to participate by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said and the RAFO. Omani Typhoon pilots have also been able to sharpen their air-to-air refuelling skills with a Voyager from RAF Brize Norton.
Three years ago, six Typhoons were also based at Butterworth for the exercise. It is likely that this year’s exercise will be organised by the RSAF like the 2016 edition.
I have no idea what is the plan for the Typhoons in Malaysia though more of it will be shared once the RAF contingent arrived here later this week.
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