IAF to take part in exercise ‘Cobra warrior 22’ in UK

at 3:17 pm

New Delhi: The Indian Air Force will take part in a multi-nation air exercise ‘Ex Cobra Warrior 22’, which will be held over three weeks in the United Kingdom.

The exercise is scheduled from 6 March to 27 March at Waddington, UK, the Ministry of Defence said in a statement today.

Indian Air Force’s Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas will be participating in the exercise along with fighter aircraft of the UK and other leading Air Forces, the Ministry said.

The exercise is aimed at providing operational exposure and sharing best practices amongst the participating Air Forces, thereby enhancing combat capability and forging bonds of friendship.

This will be a platform for LCA Tejas to demonstrate its manoeuvrability and operational capability, it said.

Five Tejas aircraft will fly to the United Kingdom. IAF C-17 aircraft will provide the necessary transport support for induction and de-induction, the statement added.