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Israeli aircraft arrive in UK for first exercise

04 September 2019
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An Israeli F-15D lands at RAF Waddington on 28 August for Exercise ‘Cobra Warrior’. Source: Crown Copyright

Israeli Air Force (IAF) combat aircraft are participating in a major Royal Air Force-led exercise in the UK for the first time in a further indication of growing military ties.

"Aircraft from the German, Italian, and Israeli Air Forces have arrived at RAF Waddington to participate in Exercise 'Cobra Warrior," the Royal Air Force (RAF) announced on 28 August. "They will join aircraft from the Royal Air Force and United States Air Force in high-intensity large force tactical training over the coming weeks."

The exercise is being held from 1-20 September and involves about 50 aircraft of various types.

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