A team of Moray fighter jet pilots have been deployed with the Royal Malaysian Air Force as part of a high-level training exercise.
The Typhoon operators from the Lossiemouth II (Army Co-operation) squadron have been working with others from Australia, New Zealand and Singapore as part of the Five Powers Defence Arrangements.
The global organisation is preparing for its annual training exercise, with the RAF pilots working in unfamiliar conditions and using aircraft not usually available to them.
During the exercise, they will take part in a series of “complex air situations” and a number of air-land and air-maritime scenarios.
One of the Lossiemouth pilots, who cannot be named, said: “This is a rare opportunity to fly against uniquely capable aircraft under high-G while deployed in Asia.
“This has enabled us to demonstrate Typhoon’s awesome capability against agile fighters while learning and sharing tactics that will enable enhanced future co-operation.
“As fighter pilots, this type of flying gives us the chance to test our skills against the pilot as well as the aircraft following years of tough training.
“It requires intense concentration for the short duration flight but is a very rewarding experience.”