During November the Spanish Airforce conducted exercise "DARDO 2013" on the Cedea firing ranges, Southern Spain.
MDSL provided 32 Banshee Aerial Targets for the exercise. Jet Banshee’s were engaged by Eurofighter Typhoon and F18 Hornet, firing AIM 9 Sidewinder and IRIS-T Missiles and Cannon.
Over 40 flights of Banshee were conducted during 3 days, with the air to air engagements taking place up to 100 Km from the launch and control site.
The Banshees were configured with a variety of enhancements and countermeasures to suit the different weapon systems.
3 Banshees were also destroyed by Aspide Ground to Air Missiles during the exercise.