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Israel's Air Force launches military exercise

Israel’s Air Force has launched a surprise exercise simulating combat in the country’s northern borders with Syria and Lebanon, officials said on Monday

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 Feb 2021 7:02 AM GMT

Israel's Air Force has launched a surprise exercise simulating combat in the country's northern borders with Syria and Lebanon, officials said on Monday. A military spokesperson said in a statement that the drill, launched on Sunday, simulates combat scenarios in northern Israel and is designed to "improve Air Force readiness for combat in the northern arena." It tests "all components in the Air Force's core missions, including maintaining aerial superiority, protecting the country's skies, as well as attacking and gathering intelligence," the statement said, as per Xinhua's report. It will examine the planning, control and execution processes of military combat missions, as well as end-to-end logistics and technological capabilities, "with an emphasis on maintaining aerial freedom of action and full functional continuity," the statement added. (IANS)

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