Aero India to showcase US military aircraft
By Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs
/ Published February 14, 2017
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (AFNS) -- The United States military will be represented at Aero India 2017 at Air Force Station Yelahanka in Bengaluru, India, Feb. 14-18, 2017.
Aero India is India’s premier aerospace exhibition and air show, held biannually.
A cross-section of U.S. military aircraft and equipment are scheduled to be present through static displays and aerial demonstrations including two F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 35th Fighter Wing, Misawa Air Base, Japan; and one C-130J Super Hercules from the 143rd Airlift Wing, Rhode Island Air National Guard. One F-16 will conduct a single-ship demonstration during the show.
A highlight of the tradeshow will be a joint U.S. and India special forces combined freefall jump from a C-130J.
Through participation in air shows and other regional events, the United States is able to demonstrate its commitment to the security of the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, promote the standardization and interoperability of equipment, and display capabilities critical to the success of current and future military operations.