Recently the Israeli Air Force (IAF) held training exercises with Hungry, Greece, Cyprus and Italy. Now 100s of Fighter Pilots are coming to Israel for training exercises.
Hundreds of foreign pilots are scheduled to arrive in Israel for the largest-ever multinational training session to be held in the country, Channel 2 TV reported on Tuesday evening. The air forces would share theoretical information with each other and pilots would practice flying wing-to-wing with each other.
The names of countries set to partake in the joint exercise were under wraps.
Israel has held multiple exercises with other armies, and, in recent years, the Israel Air Force flew alongside foreign pilots in training runs in Greece, Hungry, Cyprus and Italy.
Israel can offer a great training ground — including low-altitude flying and drop zones for live ammo — for pilots from all over the world, Lt.-Col. Assaf told the channel.
Speaking with a helmet on his head to cover his face, and without revealing his family name, Assaf — one of the planning officers — described the benefits foreign air forces derivded when training in Israel. Israel’s knowledge of weapon systems owned by various Arab countries, and its years of experience, were of great value to its allies, the pilot said.
In recent years there has been a move to bring Israel into the NATO fold. It has only been by the veto from Turkey that Israel is not a member. So this could be one step towards that.
As Simply Jews mentions it:
Israel can offer a great training ground — including low-altitude flying and drop zones for live ammo…
Since the article doesn’t go into further details re the drop zones, I think I can offer a few possibles, here:
Either way it is good news.
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