Nearly 100 warplanes and several hundred of their crews landed in Ovda Airbase in Southern Israel this week in preparation for Blue Flag, a two-week multi-layer international training exercise held once every two years. The exercise will begin on Sunday and will be the largest ever.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that ten members of a Jihadist faction aligned with the Islamic State (ISIS) were killed in an air-strike that hit the town of Sahm al-Jolan on Monday. The Observatory claimed the strike was carried out by Israeli warplanes but offered no proof.
US Vice Admiral Matt Winter, director of the F-35 program in Israel, tours Israel Air Force facilities to see its air capabilities and strengthen the already tight military ties between the two allies.
Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, General David Goldfein, attended the Israeli Air Force change of command ceremony at Tel Nof Air Base and awarded the Legion of Merit to outgoing Israeli Air Force Commander Maj. General Amir Eshel.
How is Israel combating widespread support for terror in Arab-Israeli communities? Brig. Gen. (res) Ram Shmueli, the former head of the Israeli Air Force Intelligence, explains that the realities are not what they seem.