During the exercise, the Raf detachment will participate in ‘complex’ combat air operations, including operating against simulated ground-based air defence systems and cyber and space-based threats.
It will also face aggressor aircraft to simulate a peer adversary.
Raf Detachment Commander Group Captain Barrett said: “I’m pleased that after many months of preparation, Exercise Red Flag is now getting underway.
“The exercise will provide unparalleled training for our air and space warfighters and will help prepare them for operations against any adversary who may choose to confront us in the air, space and cyber domains.
“The opportunity to reaffirm our close ties with United States Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force colleagues is also very welcome.”
Exercise Red Flag will take place at the USAF’s Nellis Air Base in Nevada.
The exercise aims to enable participants to hone their competencies in a high-threat and challenging environment against a near-peer opponent.
It is also intended to support the development of common procedures to enable upcoming air operations to be performed more effectively.
Exercise Red Flag is due to continue until the middle of next month.
Earlier this month, the Raf reported that one of its pilots had been part of the flight crew for Virgin Orbit ‘s Above the Clouds mission, in which several satellites were launched from Mojave Air and Space Port in California.