A major NATO exercise taking place across Scotland’s skies and waters came to an end this week.
Aircraft from RAF Lossiemouth took part in Exercise Joint Warrior 19-1 which included aircraft from three different services.
They operated out of a number of military and civilian airfields, with crews being put through their paces in air-to-air and air-to-surface combat.
RAF Lossiemouth had Typhoons from 1(F) Squadron and 6 Squadron launch in a variety of complex missions involving the F-35B Lightning II.
The base has also been hosting helicopters from the United States Navy and Royal Navy, which have been operating at the RAF ranges at Tain and with a variety of ships.
Thirteen NATO nations, six UK Joint Expeditionary Force partners, and Australia participated in the exercise this year, which is designed to improve the defence capabilities of the UK and her allies.
Participants conducted joint operations in a range of scenarios which involved air, surface, sub-surface, sea control and maritime security roles.
Operation Joint Warrior also provided a unique opportunity to integrate a large number of maritime vessels with their colleagues in the air.
Maritime patrol aircraft from France, Germany, and Norway have been operated out of Prestwick Airport, formally HMS Gannett.
The US Navy has been operating the P-8A Poseidon aircraft, which will enter RAF service in October, with the first RAF Poseidon expected to arrive at Lossiemouth early next year.
Four NATO warships docked in Aberdeen Harbour yesterday following a war games training exercise in the North Sea.
The ships, including minesweeping vessel HMS Cattistock, arrived in the city yesterday morning.
Other warships were from Germany, Denmark and Norway. They are in Aberdeen for a short break following the Joint Warrior exercise, which took place in the North Sea.
Lord Provost, Barney Crockett, received a vist from naval representatives.