E-3A Component participates in multi-national exercise in Portugal
Exercise Real Thaw 15 is a Portuguese Air Force exercise designed to provide tactical training of Portuguese and allied partners for real world battlefield scenarios. One E-3A, with its multinational crew, is participating together with Danish, Spanish, Dutch and American units.
The main objectives of the exercise are the training of tactical air transport, personnel recovery and various fighter operations. The exercise is also a good opportunity to check the interoperability between the various participants, which includes Air force, Navy and Army units.
The exercise is held on Beja Airfield in the Southern part of Portugal and will take place from the February 23 until March 6.