IAF and Italian Air Force Conclude Joint Training in Israel
09 December 2010 , 23:21
The training included flights in desert terrain new to pilots of the Aeronautica Militare. Photo:
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The Italian Air Force and the Israel Air Force completed a joint training exercise in Israel introducing Italian pilots to new terrain and using certain aircrafts for the first time


The week of Dec. 5th, the Israel Air Force and the Italian Air Force held a number of joint training exercises in Israel. For the first time, the Italian Air Force flew its Panavia Tornado aircraft to the Ovda IAF base and carried out training flights with the Flying Dragon IAF Squadron.
 
The Flying Dragon Squadron does advanced training in the IAF, specializing in training exercises in which they simulate a red, or enemy, force.
 
This combined training exercise follows a combined training exercise held two weeks ago in Sardinia, in which IAF combat squadrons and transport squadrons also took part.
 
The training included flights in desert terrain new to pilots of the Aeronautica Militare.
 
The exercise was conducted according to a preplanned, yearly training schedule and is part of a series of combined exercises between IDF forces and other militaries from around the world.