The Indian Navy’s P-8I maritime patrol aircraft taking part in a multilateral anti-submarine warfare exercise Sea Dragon-2021 in Guam. Along with India, America, Japan, Canada and Australia are taking part in the drills which would involve tracking submarines.
Sea Dragon 2021, centers on anti-submarine warfare (ASW) training and excellence to include 125 hours of in-flight training ranging from tracking simulated targets to the final problem of finding and tracking USS Chicago (SSN 721), a U.S. Navy Los Angeles-class nuclear submarine.
During classroom training sessions, pilots and flight officers from all countries will build plans and discuss incorporating tactics, capabilities and equipment for their respective nations into the exercise. Each exercise is graded, and the nation scoring the highest total points will receive the coveted Dragon Belt award. The belt was formally introduced last year when awarded to the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF).