IAF vice-chief AM Arora witnesses combined guided-weapons firing

Team India Sentinels Thursday 3rd of December 2020 10:54 AM

New Delhi: Indian Air Force vice-chief Air Marshal HS Arora has witnessed surface-to-air guided-weapons firing as a part of “Combined Guided Weapons Firing 2020” at Suryalanka Air Force station.

The exercise was conducted from November 23 to December 2.

Indigenous Akash missile system along with Russian short-range Igla missiles were fired and engaged the “manoeuverable expendable aerial targets” (MEAT), providing near-realistic training to the combat crew.

While the country continues to face the unprecedented challenge of Covid-19 pandemic, the Indian Air Force continues to hone its operational capabilities with an eye on the prevailing security situation.

In his address to the air warriors, the vice-chief commended the participating combat squadrons for their professionalism and also appreciated the efforts put in by the station for organizing this exercise with requisite anti-coronavirus precautions.  

He urged all the air warriors to be ready to apply all lessons learnt in the CGWF 2020 to any emerging operational scenario.

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