Desert Eagle – The US and Israel Share the Skies
Stand for Israel | August 12, 2021
It always heartens us here at Stand for Israel when we see Israel and her greatest ally, the United States, working together. And that cooperation was on display recently, reports The Jerusalem Post’s Anna Ahronheim, during Desert Eagle, a new military exercise between the Israeli Air Force and its American ally:
Israeli Air Force pilots flew alongside their counterparts from the United States Air Force Central Command (AFCENT) in the first-of-a-kind aerial drill on Tuesday.
Dubbed “Desert Eagle,” the drill was led by the IAF’s 133rd Knights of the Twin Tail Squadron flying F-15s, along with the USAF’s 494th Squadron. Jets from the 115th Flying Dragon Squadron simulated enemy jets.
According to a statement released by the IAF, the “aircrews practiced various operational scenarios in the air, including joint exercises against ground, aerial and combined threats while striking designated targets. The historic cooperation between the Israel Air Force and AFCENT Command is part of the tightening of strategic and long-term cooperation between Israel and the United States…”