English translation by Frank McMeiken
Between 29 January and 12 February 2010 at the Spanish Air Force Base at Gando, Canary Islands, the second edition of the bi-annual DACT Exercise was conducted. DACT 2010 was a NATO-sponsored exercise, which saw the participation of a number of F 15C and F 15D deployed from the Lakenheath base in England, and a significant number of fighters from the Spanish Air Force, including EF 2000 from Ala 11 at Moròn, F 18A and B Hornet from Ala 12 and 15, based respectively at Torrejòn and Zaragoza, plus, not unsurprisingly, the occupiers of the base, Ala 46, and finally Mirage F 1M from Ala 14 at Albacete. There was, moreover, as E 3A AWACS from NATO, present to control the airspace during the training missions.
Images and text by Alberto Mocchetti
Produced by Giorgio Ciarini