Exercise Desert Flag VIII

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About Exercise Desert Flag VIII:

  • It is an annual multinational large-force employment warfare exercise hosted by the UAE Air Force.
  • The IAF would be participating with five Light Combat Aircraft, LCA Tejas and two C-17 Globemaster III aircraft.
  • Participants: Air Forces from UAE, France, Kuwait, Australia, the UK, Bahrain, Morocco, Spain, the Republic of Korea, and the USA would also be participating.
  • The exercise is scheduled from the 27th of February to the 17th of March.

India’s Joint Military Exercises with the UAE:

  • With the UAE, India has In-UAE BILAT (bilateral naval exercise) as well as Desert Eagle-II (bilateral air force exercise).


Q1) What is C-17 Globemaster III ?

Globemaster III is one of the fastest platforms to ever reach 4M flight hours, enabling humanitarian relief and completing critical missions worldwide.

Source: Indian Air Force contingent reaches in UAE to participate in Exercise Desert Flag VIII