Indian Air Force team concludes Cobra Warrior exercise in UK
The Indian Air Force contingent departed for India after successfully completing a four-week-long Cobra Warrior Exercise held at the Waddington Air Force Base of the Royal Air Force in the United Kingdom.
The exercise was held from March 06-23. It was a multinational exercise. Countries like Singapore, Finland, the USA, South Africa, and Sweden also participated in the exercise.
The IAF sent five Mirage 2000 fighters along with IL-78 mid-air refueller aircraft, and two C-17 Globemaster. The aim of the exercise was to participate in diverse fighter aircraft engagements and learn from the best practices of various Air Forces.
The Cobra Warrior is one of the largest Royal Air Force exercises. During the exercise, the Royal Air Force provides special training to pilots from different countries. The exercise is being conducted for more than a decade. The Cobra Warrior is considered one of the most challenging exercises in the world.
Finland, India, and Saudi Arabia joined Exercise Cobra Warrior for the first time.