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The IAF Trains With The Purple Brigade

Last week, the Givati Brigade held a brigade exercise, in which, in addition to ground drills, the soldiers trained with the IAF on joint activities. The „Desert birds” and the „Rolling Sword” squadrons, which operate the Blackhawk helicopter, played a central role in the exercise: They assisted in transporting troops and evacuating injured soldiers from […]

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New Operators in the Electronic Warfare Division

Last week, Course 164 of the Electronic Warfare Division ended with a ceremony that was held at the Tel Nof airbase. The Division includes land and aerial unit that are responsible for jamming enemy signals for the protection of the forces aircrafts and for creating safe flight space. „You have joined a quality and operational […]

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IAF: Go Long – Practicing Aerial Refueling on the Hercules

This week, the two biggest transport planes in the IAF met for a complex training session: aerial refueling for heavy planes. During the training session, the Hercules C-130 aircrews and the Boeing 707 aircrews practiced this complex capability that constitutes an essential part of the strategic arm of the IDF Shani Pomes The Hercules C-130 […]

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IAF: Helicopter Teams Train With „Maglan” Unit

Last week, aircrews from the „Magic Touch” combat helicopter squadron from the Ramon airbase met with red beret-donning soldiers from the „Maglan” unit for a special two-day exercise. During the training session, the helicopter aircrews found themselves in the challenging battle arena of the „Maglan” unit, and the practiced both aerial and ground combat for […]

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IAF: The First Aerial Teams of the „Hercules” Planes Return to Israel

The first aerial teams of the (C-130J) „Hercules” planes returned from their training in the United States. They visited the factory in which the Israeli model of the plane is made, and they saw the unique systems of the plane. „The conversion was professional. We are counting the days until the „Hercules” reaches us.” Shani […]

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IAF: Preparing for the „Blue Flag” Exercise

In a numbers of months, the „Blue Flag” exercise will be underway at the southern airbase in Ouvda, in which other air forces from around the globe will participate. A moment before the opening shot, the Israeli squadrons that are participating in a preparatory workshop in which they will spend four full days practicing taking […]