Question: The Combined Guided Weapon Firing Exercise titled CROSSBOW-18 took place at which of the following place?
- An 11 days Combined Guided Weapon Firing exercise named ‘CROSSBOW-18’ took place on 3-13 December 2018 at the Air Force Station Suryalanka in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh under the aegis of Southern Air Command.
- Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa on a two day visit witnessed the combined guided weapons firing exercise of Surface to Air Missile.
- This exercise was conducted in order to improve the combat skills of missile Squadron crew by upgrading professional skills and aimed to strengthen the Air Defence preparedness of the country.
- This was a first of its kind Exercise undertaken by the Indian Air Force in which firing of four different class of missiles – AKASH, SPYDER, OSA-AK-M and IGLA was successfully carried out during day and night in an integrated networked environment.
- AKASH is a medium range Surface to Air Missile with multi target engagement capability. AKASH missile is developed by joint venture of DRDO & BDL.
- SPYDER Missile is developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems with cooperation from Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).
- OSA-AK-M Missile is a highly mobile, low-altitude, short-range tactical surface-to-air missile system developed in the Soviet Union.
- IGLA Missile is a series of surface to air missiles developed by Soviet Union.