Israel Air Force. Air born branch of Israel Defence Forces astablished in 1948, currently headed by Amir Eshel.

An f-16 with the 117th squadron takes off from Ramat David airbase in northern Israel.
IAF officially closes 117th First Squadron

The oldest squadron in the IAF was closed as part of the IDF's Momentum multi-year plan

Israeli aircraft strike in Gaza, more rockets hit southern Israel

Hours earlier, a rocket fired by Palestinian terrorists in Gaza struck the coastal Israeli city of Ashdod, wounding two people.

Surgical precision - The story behind Israel's targeted killings

The inside story behind the November assassination of Islamic Jihad commander Baha Abu al-Ata in Gaza.

Netanyahu: UAE agreement did not include US selling F-35s

Gantz says Israel will not give up its qualitative military edge for peace; Israel is only country in Middle East to fly the advanced stealth fighter

IAF lands in Germany for historic first joint drill

As part of the drill, the IAF will fly over Dachau Concentration Camp and over the Bavarian city of Fürstenfeldbruck, in memory of the 11 Israeli athletes killed by terrorists at the 1972 Olympics.

Jordanian army members participate in a hostage rescue drill with Black Hawk helicopters.
IAF grounds Yanshuf squadron after near disaster

A helicopter carrying Chief of Staff plummeted before engine was restarted * The Sikorsky Black Hawk helicopters have been in operational use since the mid-90s.

IAF, German Air Force to hold joint drill in Germany for the first time

The overseas drill will be the only international drill to be carried out by the IAF this year outside of Israeli borders in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Israel's Air Force to make changes to bring it 'to the next generation'

IAF to open third F-35 squadron, move other squadrons to bases in order to streamline maintenance and save funds.

The F-35I Adir on its first flight with the Israel Air Force in December 2016
Israel has taken out 1/3 of Syrian air defenses in last two years - watch

844 surface-to-air missiles have been fired towards Israeli jets since 2018.

Flame and smoke are seen during an Israeli air strike in the southern Gaza Strip
IDF strikes Hamas terror targets in Gaza in response to explosive balloons

The attacks are in response to the launching of incendiary balloons into Israel from Gaza over the past several days.

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