Israeli Air Force to Take Part in Aerial Exercises

5 July 2009 (Last Updated July 5th, 2009 18:30)

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) will take part in various aerial exercises in the US and Europe in the coming months to train its pilots for long-range flights. In July 2009 the IAF's F-16C fighter jets will participate in a Red Flag exercise at a US Air Force base in Nevada. Isra

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) will take part in various aerial exercises in the US and Europe in the coming months to train its pilots for long-range flights.

In July 2009 the IAF's F-16C fighter jets will participate in a Red Flag exercise at a US Air Force base in Nevada.

Israel will send C-130 Hercules aircraft to take part in Air Mobility RODEO 2009 competition at US McChord Air Force Base in Washington.

IAF also plans to participate in joint aerial exercises with a Nato member state in 2009.

The overseas exercises would be used to drill long-range manoeuvres.

Israel's participation in these exercises is in response to the Iranian nuclear threat.