‘Israeli army holds widespread aerial drill’

‘Israeli army holds widespread aerial drill’
Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:22:07

The Israeli Air Force is holding a widespread drill, utilizing several squadrons, in order to test the force's ability to reach remote destination during lengthy flights.

In one of the highlights of the drill, where the Air Force cooperated with a foreign army, fighter jets were fueled midair.

The Israeli army’s website defined the midair fueling as "testing the abilities to fly long distances.”

Almost all of the F-15 and F-16 squadrons of the Israeli army participated in the drill, and training similar to it is held several times a year.

The army said the training, which is expected to go on until next week, is no different from drills that took place in recent years, practicing operational planning, flight, fueling and radio control.

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