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Israeli, US air forces kick off joint exercise

The Israeli and US air forces are carrying out a two-week joint drill designed to improve interoperability between the services.

Dubbed "Juniper Stallion", the exercise is a bilateral activity involving Boeing F-15 and Lockheed Martin F-16 (file image of Israeli example below) combat aircraft from both nations. The drill began in late July, and according to Israeli sources is now "in full blast".


Israeli air force

Squadrons assigned to the activity are mainly operating from Nevatim air base in southern Israel, with the aircraft being supported by a large number of logistical units.

During the exercise the allies will train mainly on missions that require close co-operation against targets in a defined area, and also involve using US hardware stored which is stored in Israel for "emergencies".