Israel to host Blue Flag international air force exercise for the 1st time with F-35s
🇮🇱 🇺🇸 🇩🇪 🇮🇹 🇬🇷 A “Blue Flag” drill will take place at Uvda Air Force Base in Southern Israel next week. The exercise, which simulates more than a thousand combat teams and combat air and ground threats, is attended by air forces from Germany, Italy, Greece, and the US.
This exercise is the first international “Fifth Generation” exercise taking place in Israel involving the F-35 aircraft.
The Blue Flag exercise is of paramount strategic importance and will have a significant impact on the Air Force, the IDF and the State of Israel as a whole.
The exercise will include over a thousand aircrew, technical and administrative personnel from different air forces including Germany, Italy, Greece, and the United States.
Aircrews and pilots will arrive in Israel and simulate various scenarios. The cooperation will enable high-quality international training, mutual learning, and study of flight techniques, providing an opportunity to strengthen relations between the participating countries.
As part of the exercise, dozens of aircraft, both international and Israeli, will be deployed and will practice air-to-air and air-to-ground combat scenarios, dealing with advanced threats as well as enemy combat scenarios.