IAF participation in Exercise Desert Eagle – II at UAE
IAF participation

A bilateral Air Force exercise between India and United Arab Emirates (UAE) took place at Al-Dhafra Air Base in UAE from May 24 to June 3. Exercise-Desert Eagle-I with UAE Air Force was held at the same location in September 2008.

Su-30 MKI of the Indian Air Force and Mirage 2000-9, F-16 of UAE Air Force participated in the exercise. The exercise was played under multiple simulated scenarios. Exchange sorties for aircrew of both the Air Forces also happened.

Participation in such exercises enables Indian Air Force to fly against multiple types of platforms. These air combat exercises provide exposure towards mission planning and execution in a simulated high threat combat environment besides building up crew confidence and bonhomie with friendly Air Forces of India and United Arab Emirates.


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