IAF to participate in Cobra Warrior air exercise in UK

The Indian Air Force has deployed five Mirage-2000 fighters, two C-17 Globemaster III aircraft and an IL-78 mid-air refueller along with 145 personnel to participate in the multi-nation air exercise ‘Cobra Warrior’ at the Waddington Air Force Base in the UK from March 6 to 24.

The IAF contingent comprising 145 Air Warriors departed Air Force Station Jamnagar on Sunday to participate in ‘Exercise Cobra Warrior’ at the Waddington Air Force Base of the Royal Air Force in United Kingdom, a statement said.

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The Exercise Cobra Warrior is a multilateral Air exercise in which Air Forces from Finland, Sweden, South Africa, United States and Singapore would also be participating alongside Royal Air Force and IAF.

The IAF is participating in the exercise this year with five Mirage 2000 fighters, two C-17 Globemaster III and an IL-78 mid-air refueller aircraft. The aim of the exercise is to participate in diverse fighter aircraft engagements and learn from the best practices of various Air Forces, the statement added.