FOUR OF THE six RAF Lossiemouth based Typhoon jets engaged in operations against Daesh have been deployed on a single mission that destroyed a large weapons factory in Iraq.
Dramatic footage of the raid carried out on Saturday has been released by the Ministry of Defence (see below) demonstrating the devastating accuracy of the Paveway weapons system in use by the Moray air crews.
An MoD spokesman said: “Four Typhoons joined other coalition aircraft in a large coordinated operation against terrorist locations in western Iraq. The RAF aircraft targeted a large Daesh weapons factory in the countryside near Qubaysah, some miles west of Ramadi.
“The Typhoons released a total of 16 Paveway bombs which completely demolished workshops and storage sheds.
“The following day, a Typhoon mission returned to northern Iraq and assisted Kurdish forces south-west of Sinjar, who had come under fire from a terrorist heavy machine-gun team. A Paveway IV destroyed the target.”
Earlier this week the commander of the RAF mission against Daesh praised the “incredible feat” of the Moray air and ground crews since their deployment in December.