In First, Israeli Aircraft Take Part in UK’s Cobra Warrior Exercise

The three-week multinational training exercise marks the first time Israeli fighter jets fly in the UK. “The deployment will help improve IAF readiness and capability,” said Brig. Gen. Amnon Ein-Dar, the head of the IAF’s Training and Doctrine Directorate

Israeli fighter jet touches down at Waddington Air Force Base (Photo credit: RAF Waddington)

Israeli fighter aircraft are taking part for the first time in Exercise Cobra Warrior, alongside the US, German, Italian, and UK Air Forces.

Around 50 aircraft of various types will be participating in the high-intensity, large-force tactical training exercise. The drills, which began September 1 and will last through September 20.

“We are happy and proud to participate in the Cobra Warrior exercise. This is the first time IAF fighter aircraft are deployed to and flying in Britain,” said the Israeli Air Force Head of Training and Doctrine Directorate, Brig. Gen. Amnon Ein-Dar.

“The deployment will help improve IAF readiness and capability. We view this exercise as the highest standard of training, an excellent opportunity for mutual learning and bolstering cooperation between partners,” the Israeli officer added.


[Source: UK MoD]