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Ex Cobra Warrior 22

Ex Cobra Warrior 22- Relevance for UPSC Exam

  • GS Paper 3: Security- Security challenges and their management in border areas; Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate.

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Ex Cobra Warrior 22- Context

  • Indian Air Force will participate in a multi-nation air exercise named ‘Ex Cobra Warrior 22’ at Waddington, the UK from 06 to 27 March 2022.
  • India will be participating in the Cobra Warrior 22 exercise for the first time.

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What is Ex Cobra Warrior 22?

  • About: Ex Cobra Warrior 22 is the UK’s (Royal Airforce) one of the largest exercises conducted annually.
    • Ex Cobra Warrior 22 will involve air-to-air operations such as aircraft interceptions and mock dogfights and simulated ground attacks.
  • Mandate: Ex Cobra Warrior 22 aimed at providing operational exposure and sharing best practices amongst the participating Air Forces, thereby enhancing combat capability and forging bonds of friendship.
  • Participating Countries: Ex Cobra Warrior 22 will see the participation of many countries including the United Kingdom, Sweden, Saudi Arabia and Bulgaria.
  • India’s Participation: IAF Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas will participate in the exercise along with fighter aircraft of the UK and other leading Air Forces.
    • This will be the first-ever outing of LCA-Tejas in the International air exercise.
    • This will be a platform for LCA Tejas to demonstrate its maneuverability and operational capability.
    • IAF C-17 aircraft will provide the necessary transport support for induction and de-induction.


MILAN 2022

MILAN 2022

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