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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Typhoons and Su-30MKI Joined for Training in the UK

Su-30MKI Flanker and Eurofighter TyphoonA 190-member Indian Air Force contingent, operating four Su-30 fighters, an IL-78 tankers, one C-17 strategic transport aircraft and one C-130J tactical airlifter, is training in the UK this week as part of a ten-day long bilateral exercise ‘Indradhanush’.

The exercise began July 21 and will last through the end of JUly. The goal of the exercise is to project air power in transcontinental deployment, as part of a task force comprising Su-30 MKI fighters, IL-78 tankers, C-17 strategic and C-130J tactical airlift aircraft.

The exercise takes place in three air bases – Su-30 MKI are operating with the UK Royal Air Force (RAF) at RAF Coningsby, the C-17 and IL-78 transport aircraft are hosted at RAF Brize Norton and GARUD Special Forces C-130J operates from RAF Honington.

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