IAF Commander: The day is not far off when we will train with air forces from the Gulf 

Following the Abraham Accords, the commander of the IAF hints that it is possible that there will be joint exercises with Arab air forces in the future

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"I can say that there is a huge opportunity in the agreements that were signed with the Gulf countries. And the day is not far off when we will see joint training with air forces from the Gulf. A year ago, we flew in a joint exercise in Greece with pilots from the Emirates," the Commander of the IAF, Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin, said Thursday at a conference of the Friends of the Weizmann Institute. 

Maj. Gen. Norkin also said there are very few air forces in the world that are fighting terror. The IAF fights terror. Until 2005, 98 percent of the targets in the Gaza Strip were hit from the ground. During the last decade, most of them were hit from the air.