The Royal Moroccan Air Force f-16 fighter jets are currently en route to the United Arab Emirate (UAE) to participate in the biannual training exercise culled Advanced Tactical Leadership Course (ATLC). This year’s event would take place at Al Dhafra Airbase in UAE in which the Royal Moroccan Air Force would deploy its F-16 C/Ds. The Royal Moroccan Air Force has in its inventory F-5s Tiger, Mirage F1s and about forty Lockheed Martin’s F-16C Block 52+. The UAE contingent is expected to include it’s F-16Es and some Dassault Mirage 2000-9 multirole fighter jets
The ATLC is a bilateral training exercise usually organized by the U.S and the UAE to prepare servicemen in the region on coalition operations so as to enhance synergy between various partner nations. The United States Air Force Central Command (AFCENT) and Air Warfare center (AWC) coordinates the exercise.
The course aims to qualify students as air warfare mission commanders and teach them how to operate with other nation’s aircraft. The exercise occurs twice a year.