In Romania, the IAF trains heavy transport aircraft to fly in enemy territory


The Israeli Air Force is wrapping up an exercise that has taken place over Romanian skies for the past 10 days.

The exercise, dubbed Blue Sky, was designed to train the IAF’s C-130 and C-130J heavy transport aircraft for low-altitude flight into unknown enemy territory, according to the military.

“We achieved the objectives of the exercise, which focused on safe, professional and precise training, while flying over high terrain, in dynamic weather conditions, in operational flight designations and in unfamiliar territory,” said the commander of 131 Squadron IAF, identified only as Lieutenant Colonel G.

“This training exercise is an excellent addition to the IDF’s extensive training program and contributes to the operational readiness of all theaters involved,” he added.

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