Cobra Warrior exercise

The Cobra Warrior Exercise is to be held at Waddington Air Force Base in the UK in March 2023. It is a multinational exercise. Countries like Singapore, Finland, the USA, South Africa, and Sweden will participate in the exercise. India is also participating in the exercise. The IAF will send five Mirage 2000 fighters along with IL-78 mid-air refueller aircraft, and two C-17 Globemaster.


The Cobalt Warrior is one of the largest Royal Air Force exercises. During the exercise, the Royal Air Force provides special training to pilots from different countries. The exercise is being conducted for more than a decade. The exercises are considered one of the most challenging exercises in the world. Therefore, the participating air forces gain good exposure. During the exercise, the Royal British Air Force offers Qualified Space Instructors Courses, surveillance, Multi-Engine Tactics, Qualified Weapons Instructors, etc. To qualify for these war strategies the Air Force crew has to seek intense training provided by the British Royal Air Force.

India – UK Military Exercises

The navies of the countries hold “KONKAN”. The Indian Air Force and Royal Air Force hold a bilateral exercise called the INDRA DHANUSH. The Indian Army and the Royal British Army hold AJEYA WARRIOR.

Aim of the exercise

  • To provide operational exposure to the participating Air Forces
  • To enhance the combat capability
  • Build strong friendship bonds



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