Sunday, 13 November 2011

South Western Air Command To Hold MahaGujarat To Test NEw Concepts

Jaguars, MiG-29, MiG-27, Bison, Sukhoi-30 MKI and Mirage-2000 would be taking part in Exercise MahaGujarat to be conducted by South Western Air Command (SWAC) in Gujarat and Rajasthan from November 20 to December 13 to test new concepts in warfare.

Latest acquisitions like the Airborne Warning & Control System (AWACS), Flight Refueller Aircraft and some new radars with networking systems will also be used during the annual exercise which aims to impart a realistic training in sub-conventional and conventional operations to air warriors, a defence release said here.

Most of the operational units of South Western Air Command would be participating in the exercise which will include various facets of air operations. Joint operations with Southern Command, Army will also be carried out. The phase of the exercise with the Army will be held in Rajasthan sector and will include fighter, transport and helicopter operations.