The two Air Forces completed a one-of-a-kind military drill this week consisting of many combat scenarios; Air Force: This historic cooperation between the IAF and AFCENT is another example of the long-standing alliance and strategic cooperation between Israel and the United States.
On Tuesday, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced that the Air Force (IAF) had completed a joint military exercise with the United States Air Force Central Command (AFCENT) in southern Israel. The drill reportedly consisted of a variety of combat scenarios, including enemy combatants. According to The Times of Israel, the IAF’s 115th squadron fighter jets simulated enemy planes.
The drill was given the name of ‘Desert Eagle’, and the IDF reported that jets from the IAF’s 133rd squadron partnered with those from the 494th squadron at the Ovda Airbase.
Israel’s military stated, “The aircrews practiced various operational scenarios in the air, including joint exercises against ground, aerial and combined threats while striking designated targets.”
Upon completing the drill, the IAF also reported, “This historic cooperation between the IAF and AFCENT is another example of the long-standing alliance and strategic cooperation between Israel and the United States.”
Desert Eagle is one of several drills that the two longstanding allies have conducted together.