Over Israel: “Nearly 100 planes and hundreds of crew from eight countries take part in Blue Flag 2017, Israel’s largest aerial drill ever”

JERUSALEM POST
World’s largest aerial exercise this year takes to Israel’s skies
by Anna Ahronheim
November 9, 2017

Close to 100 aircraft, including fighter jets from Germany, and hundreds of support crew from eight nations are taking part in the largest air force exercise ever held in Israel and the biggest in the world to be held this year. “This exercise is an expression of the ever growing international cooperation we share with our foreign partners,” Israel Air Force Commander Maj.-Gen. Amikam Norkin said. Crews from the US, Greece, Poland, France, Germany, India and Italy are taking part in the two-week Blue Flag drill, honing their skills in planning, targeting and coordinated command and control. READ MORE

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