In August, the first air-to-air refueling fights between Spanish Air Force Eurofighters and United States Marine Corps (USMC) KC-130J Hercules aircraft took place in Spain.
The Eurofighters were from Esc 111 (squadron), part of Ala 11 (11th Wing) based at Morón Air Base in Southern Spain. The ops with the tanker were part getting to the squadron’s evaluation of the operational capabilities in October. The USMC Hercules tankers are already at Morón as part of the Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa.
The Spanish Air Force is planning more tanker meetings with other units and aircraft, to increase the interoperability of its and allied armies.
Source: Ejército del Aire
Featured image: A Spanish Eurofighter C.16 in its usual habitat (Image © Ejército del Aire)