Kazakhstan air force visits RAF Mildenhall in support of exercise

A Kazakhstan air force C-295M military twin-turboprop transport aircraft sits on a hardstand July 14, 2016, on RAF Mildenhall, England. Three Kazakhstan Air Defence Force aircraft were here in support of Exercise Steppe Eagle, training to ensure they are able to deploy in support of peacekeeping missions whenever necessary. The U.S., U.K. and Kazakhstan air forces have worked together since 2003 to build up their peacekeeping capacity in an annual exercise which encourages NATO interoperability and strengthens partnerships. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karen Abeyasekere)

A Kazakhstan air force C-295M military twin-turboprop transport aircraft sits on a hardstand July 14, 2016, on RAF Mildenhall, England. Three Kazakhstan Air Defence Force aircraft were here in support of Exercise Steppe Eagle, training to ensure they are able to deploy in support of peacekeeping missions whenever necessary. The U.S., U.K. and Kazakhstan air forces have worked together since 2003 to build up their peacekeeping capacity in an annual exercise which encourages NATO interoperability and strengthens partnerships. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karen Abeyasekere)

A Kazakhstan air force AN-72 Antonov sits on a hardstand near the aircraft control tower July 14, 2016, on RAF Mildenhall, England. The aircraft, along with two C-295M military twin-turboprop transport aircraft from the Kazakhstan air force were here supporting Exercise Steppe Eagle, training to ensure they are able to deploy in support of peacekeeping missions whenever necessary. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karen Abeyasekere)

A Kazakhstan air force AN-72 Antonov sits on a hardstand near the aircraft control tower July 14, 2016, on RAF Mildenhall, England. The aircraft, along with two C-295M military twin-turboprop transport aircraft from the Kazakhstan air force were here supporting Exercise Steppe Eagle, training to ensure they are able to deploy in support of peacekeeping missions whenever necessary. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karen Abeyasekere)

A Kazakhstan air force C-295M military twin-turboprop transport aircraft sits on a hardstand July 14, 2016, on RAF Mildenhall, England. Three Kazakhstan Air Defence Force aircraft were here in support of Exercise Steppe Eagle, training to ensure they are able to deploy in support of peacekeeping missions whenever necessary. The U.S., U.K. and Kazakhstan air forces participate together in an annual exercise which encourages NATO interoperability and strengthens partnerships. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karen Abeyasekere)

A Kazakhstan air force C-295M military twin-turboprop transport aircraft sits on a hardstand July 14, 2016, on RAF Mildenhall, England. Three Kazakhstan Air Defence Force aircraft were here in support of Exercise Steppe Eagle, training to ensure they are able to deploy in support of peacekeeping missions whenever necessary. The U.S., U.K. and Kazakhstan air forces participate together in an annual exercise which encourages NATO interoperability and strengthens partnerships. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karen Abeyasekere)

RAF MILDENHALL, England --