The oldest squadron in the IAF was closed as part of the IDF's Momentum multi-year plan
The purpose of this new course is to offer a chance to anyone who has always dreamed of feeling what it is like to fly a real combat aircraft.
MILITARY AFFAIRS: IAF’s 120th ‘Desert Giants’ Squadron has taken part in hundreds of missions, including missions for Israel’s ‘war between the wars’ campaign against Iran.
The unmanned aircraft took off from Ein Shemer Airfield in Northern Israel, an air force base, landed in Ben-Gurion Airport and then returned to Ein Shemer.
The exercise, called "MAG Days," is a quadrennial event designed to maintain NATO's operational readiness.
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.
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844 surface-to-air missiles have been fired towards Israeli jets since 2018.
The 116th Lions of the South squadron is based out of Nevatim in southern Israel.
IAF Commander Maj.-Gen. Amikam Norkin also set to fly to Germany to meet with his counterpart