5 Dhruv advanced light helicopters (ALHs) of the Sarang team, 10 BAE Hawk 132 aircraft of the Suryakiran team and 3 LCA Tejas aircraft are participating in the Dubai Air Show…reports Asian Lite News
The Indian Air Force’s (IAF) Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas and Sarang Helicopter Display Teams showcased “superior flying skills” at the Dubai Air Show on Sunday, media reported.
The air show kicked off at Al Maktoum airport in Dubai on Sunday. The Tejas aircraft showcased its superior flying ability, maneuverability, and ease of handling against the golden backdrop.
According to the Defence Ministry, five Dhruv advanced light helicopters (ALHs) of the Sarang team, 10 BAE Hawk 132 aircraft of the Suryakiran team and three LCA Tejas aircraft are participating in the Dubai Air Show that will conclude on Thursday.
The IAF has been invited to the Dubai Airshow by the UAE government to perform along with some of the best aerobatics and display teams in the world, including the Saudi Hawks, the Russian Knights and the UAE’s Al Fursan.
While the Sarang team of the IAF has previously participated in the Al Ain Grand Prix in the UAE in 2005, the Suryakiran team and the Tejas aircraft are displaying their swashbuckling aerial manoeuvre for the first time in the Gulf nation, Zee News reported.
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