- In First, Israel’s F-35s Join Massive Drill Simulating War with Hezbollah, Gaza
by TOI STAFF, https://www.timesofisrael.com/
Exercise involving numerous strike craft, air defenses and ground support forces sees army preparing for an enemy armed with advanced technology
The Israeli Air Force is holding a large-scale multi-day exercise simulating combat action on multiple fronts, the army said Tuesday, with the air force’s F-35s taking part for the first time.
The drill, which began Sunday and ends Wednesday, involves fighter jets, helicopters, cargo planes, drones, air defense units and ground support forces. It simulates simultaneous fighting in the Gaza Strip, Syria and Lebanon.
It includes scenarios involving an enemy armed with advanced technology, such as the Russian S-300 and S-400 missile defense systems; a home front under massive missile attacks; and challenges such as damaged runways and disabled IAF communications centers.