USAF B1B Bombers To Participate In Exercise Cope India 2023 

The next phase of Exercise Cope India 23 will commence at Air Force Station Kalaikunda on 13 April 2023. This segment of the exercise will witness the participation of B1B bombers of the United States Air Force (USAF). F-15 fighter aircraft of the USAF will also join the exercise subsequently.

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The Indian Air Force (IAF) element will include the Su-30 MKI, Rafale, Tejas, and Jaguar fighter aircraft. The exercise will be supported by aerial refuellers, an Airborne Warning and Control System, and Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft of the IAF. The exercise will conclude on 24 April 2023.

Jaguar fighter aircraft

Like the air mobility component of the Ex Cope-India -23, this phase will also help enhance professional relations between the two air forces, while sharing the best practices between them. Personnel from the Japanese Air Self Defence Force will also observe the exercise and interact with the two participating air forces.


Rajesh Negi

Defence & Sports Enthusiast

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