Israel Wraps up The Largest Ever Air Force Drill With Seven Allies



Israel and seven other nations wrapped up on Thursday the 11-day Blue Flag military exercise, the largest aerial exercise ever held by the Israel Defense Forces.

Israeli pilots flew alongside counterparts from India, the United States, Greece, Poland, France, Italy and Germany, taking part in mock aerial battles over southern Israel, the army said in a statement

Some 1,200 people — including commanders and technical personnel — took part in the exercise based in the Israeli Air Force’s Ovda base north of Eilat.

In the IDF’s statement, IAF chief Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin said the drill aimed to prepare the militaries for operations in the region’s complex and changing political landscape.

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