Category Archives: Airforce

The Air Force is charged with defending and developing the IDF’s aerial front by means of air combat, and anti-aircraft combat.

IDF Honors International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Today, January 27, 2012, the IDF honors the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Designated by the UN General Assembly in 2005, this day marks the liberation of the Nazis’ biggest and deadliest death camp: Auschwitz-Birkenau. In this death camp an estimated 1.6 … Continue reading

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Maximum Efficiency at Minimum Risk- Showcasing IDF’s Skylark UAV

UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) have a long history of development dating back to Nikolas Tesla in 1915. Concerned about losing pilots over hostile territory, the United States and Israel pioneered much of the UAV technology we see today. Nowadays, UAVs … Continue reading

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IAF Targets Terrorist Squad In Response to Rocket Fire

In response to rocket fire, an IAF aircraft targeted a terrorist squad in the southern Gaza Strip. The squad fired rockets seconds before being targeted. A hit was confirmed. Since the beginning of the year over 7 rockets, fired from … Continue reading

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IDF Thwarts Terrorist Squad Attempting to Plant Explosive Device

A short while ago, an Israel Air Force aircraft and armored corps soldiers targeted a terrorist squad that was planting an explosive device near the security fence in the northern Gaza Strip. Hits were confirmed. An explosion was identified, originating … Continue reading

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IAF Flight School Graduation Ceremony

The graduation ceremony of the IAF Flight Academy took place today in the Hatzerim IAF Base. The pilots received their flight wings following completion of a three year course, during which they trained to be pilots and officers, as well … Continue reading

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