The Indian Air Force (IAF) took half in a number of missions with
the collaborating Air Forces within the first part of Exercise Pitch
Black 2022 in Australia.
In a tweet, the Indian Air Force stated that numerous conditions
had been simulated that concerned diverse platforms throughout the drill.
“In the primary part of #ExPitchBlack22, #IAF group took half in
a number of missions with the collaborating Air Forces. Various
conditions had been simulated which concerned diverse platforms,” IAF
On Friday, an Indian Air Force contingent reached Australia’s
Darwin to take part in Exercise Pitch Black 2022, hosted by the
Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).
Previously, the train was scheduled to be held in 2018 however
the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled all of the plans and after a hiatus of
4 years, it was re-scheduled this yr, based on a press release
launched by the Defence Ministry.
“The IAF contingent, led by Group Captain YPS Negi, contains
over 100 air warriors, deployed with 4 Su-30 MKI fighter and two
C-17 plane. They will undertake multi-domain air fight missions
in a fancy setting and can change finest practices with the
collaborating air forces,” as per the assertion.
PBK22 is Air Force’s biennial capstone worldwide engagement
exercise with key strategic companions.
This yr’s contributors embody Australia, Canada, France,
Germany, Indonesia, India, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New
Zealand, the Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand,
UAE, the UK and the US.
Significantly, Germany, Japan, and the Republic of Korea will probably be
collaborating totally for the primary time.