WATCH: The first of its kind and one of the largest exercises by Israeli commandos held on foreign territory, it involved close to 500 combat soldiers from the Egoz special forces unit as well as 3 Super Hercules transport planes and 10 Black Hawk helicopters.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
Israeli commandos wrapped up a large scale drill in Cyprus on Thursday, returning to Israel after an intensive three-day drill on the island nation.
500 combat soldiers from the Egoz special forces unit during-a-large scale drill in Cyprus June 2017 – IDF Spokespersons-Unit
The advanced drill involved close to 500 combat soldiers from the Egoz special forces unit as well as Super Hercules transport planes, 10 Black Hawk helicopters, and around 100 Cypriots. Continue Reading »
In a week-long training exercise held in Israel this week, 173 American paratroopers & hundreds of IDF soldiers from the elite Egoz unit participated in joint invasion drills & getting to know one another.
By Yoav Zitun
This week marked the end of a large scale joint infantry training exercise between the IDF and US military: The Israeli participants included hundreds of warriors from the Egoz guerilla warfare unit in the Golani Brigade, while the Americans sent 173 paratroops from the US European Command.
The US troops – Photo: IDF Spokesperson
The forces trained together for more than a week, shoulder to shoulder, in various scenarios which drilled the troops’ basic skills. Continue Reading »