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EXERCISE DESERT FLAG’ HOSTED

EXERCISE DESERT FLAG’ HOSTED

Context

The ‘Exercise Desert Flag’ is hosted by the United Arab Emirates, and will see the participation of the Indian Air Force (IAF) for the first time.

Details

  • It is a multinational large force employment warfare exercise held every year by the United Arab Emirates Air Force.
  • Other countries participating in the Exercise are Bahrain, France, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and the United States of America.
  • The exercise aims to provide operational exposure and trains them to undertake air combat operations in a controlled environment.
  • It is about a three-week-long exercise scheduled from 3rd - 27th March 2021 at Al-Dhafra airbase, UAE.
  • The IAF is participating with six Su-30 MKI, two C-17 Globemasters and one IL-78 tanker aircraft.

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