Nov 26, 2013
Israel's Blue Flag exercise takes off
The Israeli-hosted "Blue Flag" multinational exercise has got under way, involving 50 fighter aircraft from seven of the host nation's squadrons, and Greece, Italy and the USA.
Different missions are being flown over a vast area of southern Israel, which has been closed to all other air traffic, with observers from 20 countries also taking part.
Israeli air force takes part with its Boeing F-15s and Lockheed Martin F-16s, along with Italian AMX and Panavia Tornado IDS strike aircraft and US Air Force F-15Es.