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IOF, US Military Conduct Joint Drill in South of “Israeli” Entity
By Staff, Agencies
The “Israeli” Air Force and the US military are conducting a joint drill in south of the “Israeli” entity Tuesday afternoon, the “Israeli” Occupation Forces [IOF] announced in a statement to the press, warning that the area would see more F-35 fighter jets in the sky during the maneuvers.
The military exercise is expected to wrap up by mid-Thursday, the “Israeli” military said, and comes despite a ban on joint drills with foreign forces imposed as a measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus.
As of today, some two dozen IOF the soldiers are among entity’s total of 1,656 COVID-19 cases, and the military said Tuesday it finished the establishment of a laboratory that will be testing up to 300 soldiers per day.
In an apparent nod at the virus concerns, the IDF specified that Tuesday's drills would only see aerial maneuvers, with no contacts between the servicemen on the ground.
The drill is part of the IOF’s exercise schedule for 2020 as the army works to improve its combat capability and preparedness.
The IOF is currently implementing the so-called Momentum development plan, developed by Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi and approved by interim Minister of War Naftali Bennett.
The plan is focused on building up the interplay between different components of the military and gearing up towards urban warfare.
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