Indigenously developed Tejas set for maiden foreign exercise in UAE

In a first, indigenously developed Light Combat Aircraft Tejas will make its debut at a foreign military warfare during Exercise Desert Flag, which is scheduled to take place in UAE from February 27 till March 17. 

An Indian Air Force contingent – comprising 110 warriors – has arrived at UAE’s AI Dahfra air base. The Indian contingent will participate with five Tejas Light Combat Aircrafts and two C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. 

IAF official has confirmed that this is first time that Tejas is participating in an international flying exercise. 

Notably, Exercise Desert Flag is a multilateral air exercise from the UAE, France, Kuwait, Australia, the UK, Bahrain, Morocco, Spain, Republic of Korea and United States of America. 

Tejas, manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. Is a single engine and highly agile multi-role supersonic fighter aircraft capable of operating in high-threat air environments.

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