The Italian and the Royal Danish Air Forces have conducted a joint exercise, known as ‘Winter Hide 2011’, at Grosseto, Italy, home of the Italian Typhoons.

As part of the exercise, Eurofighter Typhoon jets from the 4° Stormo in Grosseto hosted 11 F-16 jets from the Royal Danish Air Force Base in Skrydstrup, Denmark.

The exercise saw the Royal Danish Air Force team of eight operational fighters, three reserve planes, maintenance equipment, aircraft engineers, technicians, pilots and forward air controllers exchange knowledge and experiences with their Italian colleagues.

The Danish F-16s operated in three slot missions a day to train in close air support (CAS) and air-to-air scenarios.

The Royal Danish Air Force trained on CAS and dogfight scenarios with the Italian Typhoons in different environments.

The US Air Force F-15E jets of 494 FS deployed to Decimomannu, in Sardinia also joined the exercise.