Lt. G. IAF fighter pilot 370.
(photo credit: IDF Spokesman)
More than 100 foreign fighter jets from dozens of countries will arrive this
year for a joint training program.
The IAF is in the midst of getting
ready for the occasion, a military source said, adding that preparations for the
program are currently taking place across all Israeli air bases.
joint training will include practicing bombing runs and air-to-air
The foreign air forces are attracted to Israel as a training
location due to its knowledge of weapons systems held by Arab states, Channel 2
reported on Tuesday.
“This fact has led many foreign forces to train in
Israel, alongside coalitions of states and aerial forces that work together,”
the report added.
It noted that an international alliance recently led a
joint operation in Libya from the air, and may do so again in Syria, if the
order is given to strike the Assad regime’s chemical weapons sites.
air force pilot told Channel 2 that the IAF is structured to carry out its
mission alone, but that joint training will help it build a common language with
the rest of the world.