India's indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas will participate in its first foreign military exercise in March this year.
Five Tejas fighters of the Indian Air Force (IAF) will head to the United Kingdom to participate in the Cobra Warrior exercise at Royal Air Force station Waddington, which serves as the hub of UK Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) and the main operating base for airborne intelligence aircraft and systems.
A C-17 heavy-lift aircraft of the IAF will provide transport support, carrying maintenance crew and spares to support the fleet in the UK.
"IAF will participate in multi-nation air exercise Cobra Warrior 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," the IAF said.
The development comes just days after a detachment of Tejas Mark 1 fighters participated in the Singapore Airshow.
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