New Delhi: After showing its superior skills in the Singapore Air Show for the first time, the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas will now participate in a multi-nation air exercise named ‘Cobra Warrior 22’ at Waddington, UK from 6- 27 March 2022. Indian Air Force said that five Tejas aircraft will fly to the United Kingdom, while IAF C-17 aircraft will provide the necessary transport support for induction and de-induction.
The Exercise Cobra Warrior is the Royal Air Force’s premier tactical training event. This year the combat aircraft of leading air forces including Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Belgium and India will take part in this prestigious mega event.
The exercise Cobra Warrior 22 is aimed at developing the tactical skills of its aircrew and supporting elements in a Composite Air Operation. It will provide operational exposure and sharing of best practices amongst the participating Air Forces, thereby enhancing combat capability and forging bonds of friendship.
IAF will participate in multi-nation air exercise #CobraWarrior at #RAF Waddington, UK from 6 to 27 Mar 22.
Five LCA #Tejas will participate in the exercise. C-17 aircraft will provide transport support. pic.twitter.com/jgDkbVSI8j
— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) February 23, 2022
The exercise will give indigenously built Tejas an international platform to demonstrate its manoeuvrability and operational capability. The aircraft has been designed and developed by the Aircraft Development Agency (ADA) of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and built by the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).
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