Israel Air Force. Air born branch of Israel Defence Forces astablished in 1948, currently headed by Amir Eshel.
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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.
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.
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.
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844 surface-to-air missiles have been fired towards Israeli jets since 2018.
The attacks are in response to the launching of incendiary balloons into Israel from Gaza over the past several days.