• Provide realistic operational training domain
• Enable fighters to execute their tactics
• Provide a platform to exchange ideas
• Keep fighters and GCI controllers current
• Teach how to survive
For 2016 several exercises planned:
• 15-19 February, Turkey- Saudi Arabia Bilaterial Bilaterial Training
• 07-25 March, TURAZ Falcon (Turkey – Azerbaijan)
• 11-22 April, Anatolian Falcon AE 16/1 (National)
• 30 May – 10 June, Anatolian Eagle AE 16/2 (Turkey, Pakistan, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Netherlands, NATO)
• 20-30 June, IṢIK CSAR Exercise (Multinational)
• 03-14 October, TUSAP Raiders (Turkey – Pakistan)
• 21 November -02 December, AE 16/3 & IṢIK (National)
Regarding the above list, we are sure it has changed due to events that have happened in Turkey since the exercise.
From the beginning of Anatolian Eagle in June 2001 until 2016, 14 countries along with NATO were invited and participated in these important exercises.
Anatolian Eagle is intended to provide:
• Increase the operational training level of the pilots and air defense personnel in a most realistic operational environment,
• Exercise and develop joined and combined operational procedures,
• Decrease the losses to a minimum level and to increase mission effectiveness to a maximum level in real operation environment.
For Anatolian Eagle 16-2 the Operations Commander was Col. Mustafa Ertürk. 45 Turkish and 22 aircraft from allied nations were involved in this exercise. The elements of "Anatolian Eagle" were split in White HQ, Red and Blue Force. The White HQ did the operation for the training scenarios, monitoring and commanding, evaluating and analyzing the training. The Red Force was the training aid for the Blue fighters. The Blue Force was the primary target audience.