A senior official from the Israeli team who participated in the ‘Red Flag’ exercise refused to comment on reports that the IAF had participated in the exercise with the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan Air Forces.
By Kobi Finkler
An Israeli air force team returned today (Thursday) from the renowned multi-annual “Red Flag” aerial training exercise that takes place at the Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, and sometimes sees the participation of aerial teams from foreign countries.
The Israeli team included F-15 and F-16 fighter jets, in addition to a refueling plane.
The exercise is big – to the degree that it strives to simulate a war-time situation. Continue Reading »
Not only is the IAF currently participating in a joint military exercise alongside the UAE, Pakistan and Spain, but next month Israeli pilots are to carry out a ‘first of its kind’ exercise in India.
The Israel Air Force is taking part in the ongoing Red Flag aerial exercise alongside UAE, Pakistan and Spain, a US military spokesperson told i24news, the first official confirmation of Pakistan and the UAE’s heavily rumored participation.
Israeli fighter jets at Red Flag in 2015 – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
The advanced training exercise kicked off Monday and will go on until August 26.
View Video & Photo Album: Israel’s Defense Minister recently revealed the growing military ties between the Jewish State and its regional Arab allies, ties which until recently, have been shrouded beneath a blanket of secrecy for decades.
Israeli fighter pilots recently trained with their Arab counterparts in the United States, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said on Tuesday, referring to a joint exercise that a US official described as involving Jordanian planes.
Israeli F-15Is return from “Red Flag” – Photo: IDF Spokesperson
The remarks by Ya’alon followed Israel’s disclosure that its air force helped locate a Russian passenger plane that crashed in the Egyptian Sinai on Saturday – both rare departures from a policy of keeping Israeli-Arab military cooperation under wraps. Continue Reading »
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