For the first time we’ve (almost) the entire track of a mission of Operation Shader made by a Royal Air Force Airbus KC.2 (ZZ331) and two Typhoon FGR.4 (ZK312, ZK313).
The aircraft are departed (and returned) from RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus. The tanker waited the two Typhoons making an air strike over ISIS positions over north western Iraq where was made an aerial refueling.
Operation Shader is the operational code name given to the contribution of the United Kingdom in the ongoing military intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The operation involves the British Army providing ground support and training to allied forces fighting against ISIL, the Royal Air Force providing humanitarian aid airdrops, reconnaissance and airstrikes, and the Royal Navy providing escort to allied carrier battle groups.