The Tornado Force based at RAF Marham in Norfolk, UK, has unveiled its new intelligence and surveillance technology to be used in Afghanistan by the Tornado GR4 fast jets.

The technology is used to gather intelligence and to support ground forces in their counter-insurgency and counter-improvised explosive device campaigns.

The Tornado is playing a key role in Afghanistan by preventing mortar attacks on UK and international forces, according to the Ministry of Defence.

The Tornado Force has been patrolling the skies over Afghanistan in support of Operation HERRICK since taking over from the Harrier Force in May last year.

RAF Marham’s Station commander and Tornado Force commander Group Captain ‘Rocky’ Rochelle said the Tornado Force is capable of increasing degrees of force depending on the circumstances and if required offers a potent attack option, using a variety of state-of-the-art weapons.